CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice, along with West Virginia Department of Arts, Culture and History Curator Randall Reid-Smith, announced Tuesday the winners of this year’s Almost Heaven Governor’s Art Exhibition.
“These students really know what it takes to show off the beauty that West Virginia has to offer,” Gov. Justice said. “I am so proud of each and every one of these pieces and can’t believe we had to pick just a few winners because they were all that good.”
Awards were given out to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places in three divisions: Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. Winners will receive Blick Art Materials gift cards in the amounts of $100, $50, and $25, respectively.
Designed to showcase student creativity and the arts, this year’s exhibition showcases one-of-a-kind postcard designs that feature the student’s favorite wildlife and/or plant in West Virginia. Selected postcard artwork will be used by the West Virginia Tourism Office to personally invite travelers to Almost Heaven.
The winning entries can be seen below. A full gallery is available here.
Elementary School Division winners:
Middle School Division winners are:
High School Division winners: