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Winners of Utah Senate Art Contest recognized

Kathleen Riebe, D-Cottonwood Heights, listens as another senator opposes her proposed ammendment to a tax reform bill during a special legislative session at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.
Kathleen Riebe, D-Cottonwood Heights, listens as another senator opposes her proposed ammendment to a tax reform bill during a special legislative session at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019.
Spenser Heaps, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Senate on Monday recognized the winners of the sixth annual Utah Senate Art Contest.

The 20 students, in grades nine through 12 from around the state, were called to the Senate floor where Sen. Kathleen Riebe, D-Cottonwood Heights, read their names.

With no designated theme, students were encouraged to use their creativity. More than 200 works were submitted that depicted subjects ranging from Native Americans to women’s suffrage to landscapes.

The artwork will be displayed in the halls on the third floor of state Capitol until the end of the legislative session.

The 20 winners will receive scholarship awards deposited in a My529 account, which is a Utah educational savings plan. The first-place winner received $5,000, the second-place winner received $3,000, the third-place winner received $1,000, and the remaining 17 received $500. The first-place piece will remain permanently in the Utah Senate suite.

The competition, sponsored by Adams and the Utah Senate, is made possible with support from My529, the Division of Arts and Museums in the Department of Heritage and Arts, as well as donations from Art Works for Kids, Comcast, Key Bank, Zions Bank and The Lockhart Group.