Two students at Lexington Elementary School placed in South Carolina’s 2015 Reel Art contest held by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Nearly 700 students in kindergarten through 12th grade submitted entries. The contest named an overall winner, first-, second- and third-place winners, and five honorable mentions in each of the four class groups.
Lexington Elementary’s RJ Brown took first place and Dinish Chalamalla finished second in the K–3 group, and Coleman Kastner and Kylee Woodard received honorable mentions.
The contest required students to submit original works of art. Kindergarten through sixth-grade students could draw, paint or sketch any fish living in South Carolina waters. The older students could choose any aquatic organism of concern listed in the South Carolina State Wildlife Action Plan.
Students who placed in the top three or who earned honorable mentions received art supplies and an opportunity to attend the Reel Art Family Fishing Clinic.
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, held this month in Charleston, displayed replicas of the winning artwork. The replicas will also be displayed during the upcoming Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic.