CYG 2020

Best In Show Winner

Visual Arts

Anna Breed

Hilger Higher Learning

"The Imagination Suit"

 “It was very exciting to win this year. It was very unexpected and was inspiring because I entered CYG last year and didn't win, so I didn't think much about it this year. Fashion has always been the leading outlet for my self-expression.  I still get the chills watching scenes in The Devil Wears Prada of the stylists sifting through the racks of designer couture.  Growing up, I had family members that aided in encouraging and developing my love of style and clothes.  My aunt, who once helped style a model for the cover of Vogue Magazine, gifted me with a subscription to a fashion magazine. With inspiration at my fingertips, I began cutting out my favorite fabrics and prints and fashioned them into collages of my own designs.  I created “The Imagination Suit” with the idea of developing a piece that directly represented my love of fashion and featured scraps from the magazine that cultivated the original vision."

~Anna Breed, Best in Show, Visual Arts, CYG 2020

Hilger Higher Learning

CYG 2020

Best In Show Winner

Traditional Digital Photography

Riley Evans

Silverdale Baptist Academy

"Man and Nature"

"Learning that my photograph Man and Nature won best in show was a pleasant surprise and I was delighted. I took the photo on a trip out west, awestruck by the beauty of God’s creation and I am so happy to be able to share it with everyone. Receiving the award from such a great group of people who were so encouraging meant a lot to me and I hope to inspire others to pursue their interests as well.

Grand Teton National park may not be on most people’s bucket list, but it’s on mine. The park is out of the way and overshadowed by Yellowstone next door; however, its unmatched beauty and awesome scale makes it an instant favorite. There aren’t too many people clogging up the roads, so I felt comfortable stepping out into the middle to take the picture that continues to inspire a sense of wonder in all who view it. “Man and Nature” draws the eyes along the man made road to the mountains and sky, calling attention to God’s creation rather than itself and that is what truly makes it a powerful image.

 

~Riley Evans, Best in Show, Traditional Digital Photography, CYG 2020

Silverdale Baptist Academy

CYG 2020

Best In Show Winner

Enhanced Digital Photography

Alex Harris

Bradley Central High School

"Crossing the Etowah River"

We happened to be coming back from dinner when we heard over the scanner that CSXT Ballast train W111-20 was coming past the north end of Emerson Siding. We came upon the Emerson river bridge. The Etowah river passes under this bridge. With just a few short minutes of Sunlight left, W111 scurries over as they head north with loaded ballast to be dropped north of Cartersville GA.  

~ Alex Harris, Best in Show, Enhanced Digital Photography, CYG 2020

Bradley Central High School

CYG 2019

Best In Show Winner

Addison Conley

CSAS

Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences

"Trump-tose Intolerant"

"The Chattanooga Youth Gallery show was important to me because it made me realize that you don’t have to fit into a certain box to be an artist. There were so many different mediums submitted by a diverse group of students; I really enjoyed connecting with them through this experience. The work I submitted evolved from a joke into a political statement, and the Chattanooga Youth Gallery gave me a great opportunity to share that statement with the community."

- Addison Conley, Best In Show, CYG 2019

Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences (CSAS)

CYG 2019

Best In Show Winner

Traditional Digital Photography

Paige Dunny

Soddy Daisy HS

"An Evening Meal"

CYG 2019

Best In Show Winner

Enhanced Digital Photography

Alex Harris

Bradley Central High School

"NS 3589"

CYG 2018

Best In Show Winner

Ruby Champlin 

East Hamilton High

"A New Perspective"

"CYG meant a lot to me as Best in Show. Before CYG, I was blind to the fact that others outside of an art classroom would appreciate my art. I feel that CYG is an amazing opportunity for young artists in the community to gain some recognition in an otherwise relatively low recognition endeavour. As for the prize money, I used it to pay for my college enrollment and housing deposit. While I'm not majoring in art, I'm still creating art as a form of expression and stress relief after a long day of classes."

- Ruby Champlin, Best In Show,  CYG 2018

East Hamilton High School

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