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National Fossil Day™ 2011 Art Contest Winners

"Fossils in My Backyard"

Thank you to everyone who entered the National Fossil Day 2011 Art Contest. Thank you to the judges from museums and paleontology organizations in the Washington D.C. area and to the contest hosts at the American Geological Institute.

Congratulations to the National Fossil Day Art Contest winners! We are pleased to present the winners in each of the 4 age-group categories (click on image to view the artwork):


5-8 Year Old Category

First Place
Mark Andrew D. (age, 5)
Willimantic, CT

Second Place
Rohan R. (age, 6)
Sunnyvale, CA

Third Place
Eric N. M. (age, 6)
Jamestown, RI

Honorable Mention
Jeremy B. (age, 6)
Middletown, MD


9-13 Year Old Category

First Place
Armand E. (age, 13)
Vero Beach, FL

Second Place
Shelby S. (age, 12)
Norfolk, VA

Third Place
Daniel C. (age, 12)
Sharon, WI

Honorable Mention
H. Caitlin L. (age, 11)
Bradenton, FL


14-18 Year Old Category

First Place
Tatyana B.W (age, 15)
Amityville, NY

Second Place
Tara K. (age, 14)
Copiague, NY

Third Place
Clarissa W. (age, 14)
Hilton Head Island, SC

Honorable Mention
H. William A. (age, 15)
Liberty, MO


19 and Up Category

First Place
Ilene Levine
Roosevelt, NJ

Second Place
Amanda Lepelstat
Providence, RI

Third Place
Elizabeth Studebaker
Fayetteville, AR

Honorable Mention
H. Sherrie Shepherd
North Little Rock, AR


View the 2010 Art Contest Winners

Last updated: October 11, 2011