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NEWS | July 13, 2023

AFSVC announces 2023 Air Force Art Contest winners

Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs

The Air Force Services Center announced the winners of the 2023 Air Force Art Contest July 11. 

“With more than 1,400 entries this year, the judges had a challenging time deciding the top three in each of the categories,” said Debbie Southee, community programs director at AFSVC.

In addition to 2D art, the services center added a 3D art category to include ceramics, sculpture and glass. The category was very popular, Southee said, so artists can look forward to submitting in that category again next year. 

Winners in each category win gift cards valued from $500 to $300, depending on placement.

Congratulations to:

2D Adult Accomplished
First Place - Woman in Prayer by James Powell, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia
Second Place - Horse Whisperer by Air Force retiree Lynn Kibbe
Third Place - Thoughts in the Air by Concetta Franciamore, Aviano Air Base, Italy

2D Adult Novice
First Place - Heritage by David Chapman, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington
Second Place - Under the Sea by Senior Airman Daisy Gabbard, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
Third Place - Baby Dylan by Dustin Lane, Eglin Air Force Base

2D Teens ages 13-17
First Place - Maternal Rage by Sky Champlin, Kadena Air Base, Japan 
Second Place - Sage by Morgan Becker, Hill Air Force Base, Utah
Third Place - The Last Castle by Tai Oser, Ramstein Air Base, Germany

2D Pre-Teens ages 9-12
First Place - Flack Rabbit by Caleb Teague, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri
Second Place - Great Horned Owl by Stephen Berry, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts
Third Place - Jhenna May’s Art by Jhenna May S. Peralta, Beale Air Force Base, California

2D Youth ages 6-8 
First Place - Wildflowers by Evelyn Ricci, Yokota Air Base, Japan
Second Place - Werewolf Hunter by Sophia Matsuzaki, Kadena Air Base
Third Place - Foxy Design by Scarlett Morrell, Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida

3D Art Adult Accomplished 
First Place - Royal Space Silk Scarf by Lina Zorichak, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida
Second Place - Naked by James Bassett, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona
Third Place - Eye of the Dragon, by Jessica Morgan, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado

3D Adult Novice
First Place - Geometry Jar by Danial Yockey, Eglin Air Force Base
Second Place - Iris the Dragon by Lillian Larsen, Joint Base-Langley, Virginia
Third Place - The Face of the Climate Crisis by Katherine O’Neil, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina

3D Teens ages 13-17
First Place - Metal Flowers by Sarah Studebaker, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
Second Place - Origami Samurai Helmet by Elise Johnson, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma
Third Place - Royal Flush by Haylee Tipton, Stavanger Air Base, Norway

3D Pre-Teens ages 9-12
First Place - Kodiak the Pup by Addie Bradford, Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska
Second Place - Punch of Pride by Lillian Campbell, Eglin Air Force Base
Third Place - Siblings Forever by Olivia Torres, Travis Air Force Base, California

3D Youth ages 6-8
First Place - Dad T-Rex Protecting His Babies by Andrei Tapia, Los Angeles Air Force Base, California
Second Place - Razor by Arrow Lin-Denning, Camp Humphreys U.S. Army Garrison, Republic of Korea
Third Place - My Beautiful Tray by Adelaide Richardson, Fairchild Air Force Base

The AFSVC manages the Air Force’s art and photography contests each year. The center is set to launch the 2023 Air Force Photo Contest Sept. 1. This year’s theme is "101 Days of Summer." Look for more information soon.