Every year, Williamson Medical Center holds a contest for all public and private high school artists in Williamson County. Of all artists who submit work, 12 finalists are chosen. 2017 is the 32nd year of the competition.

Through a partnership with the REALTOR® Good Works Foundation of the Williamson County Association of Realtors (WCAR), the 12 finalists receive cash prizes for their personal use. The art departments of the finalists’ schools get a matching cash prize. These awards are handed out at WCAR’s annual Bling & Bowties gala, last held in April at Brentwood’s Ravenswood Mansion.

The artworks are professionally framed, at no cost to the students, and put on display in Williamson Medical Center for a full year. This year’s finalists are now on display inside Williamson Tower, past the entrance and by the elevators. They will be there through August 2018.

Artwork of 2017 Student Art Competition finalists, hung up for display in Williamson Tower

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Here are the 2017 Student Art Competition Award Winners:

  • 1st Place ($1,000): Gabriella S. Dorough, Franklin High School
  • 2nd Place ($500): Emily Turner, Summit High School
  • 3rd Place ($250): Lilly Kate Hollis, Brentwood High School
  • The remaining finalists, and schools, received $100 each.

See all finalists’ artwork below. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image: