WEST TERRE HAUTE -- Young Wabash Valley artists were honored during the Sisters of Providence Youth Art Contest reception March 15, in Providence Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.
More than 80 people attended the reception in O'Shaughnessy Dining Room. This was the sixth year for the contest, which attracted 45 entries from the Wabash Valley.
This year's theme was, "Designing a Permanent Shrine for Saint Mother Theodore Guerin," foundress of the Sisters of Providence.
All youth between the ages of 5-18 who reside in Vigo, Parke, Vermillion, Clay and Sullivan counties in Indiana, and Clark, Edgar and Crawford counties in Illinois, were eligible to enter.
Each artist who entered the contest received a Certificate of Participation and ribbon.
In the 11-13-year-old category, John Long, Carbon, placed second with his piece, "A Limestone Shrine for Mother Theodore."
Those who placed first- through third-place in all categories received cash prizes, certificates and ribbons. Those selected for honorable mention were presented with certificates and ribbons.
Cash awards were provided by Terre Haute Savings Bank.
The Terre Haute Children's Museum also provided admission tickets to the top 14 winners.