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Groundbreaking Mississippi Event Art Contest Winners Announced

Three winning entries were chosen in the third annual Groundbreaking Mississippi Art Contest depicting the most inspiring, significant, or important place in Mississippi. The winning artwork will be transferred to a ceramic tile and put on permanent display in the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum after the 2017 opening. The art will also be featured on posters shared with teachers throughout the state to promote the 2016-17 contest for Mississippi’s creative spirit.


Magee Elementary third grader Layla Sullivan was the winner in the elementary category with her depiction of Red Bluff.


In the upper elementary category, sixth grader Savannah Brisentine of H.W. Byers Middle School in Holly Springs won for her depiction of Ida B. Wells’ birthplace.


The secondary education category was won by Bryan Winn of Children of the City Preparatory School in Jackson with his depiction of the Governor’s Mansion.

For information on the 2016-17 art contest, call 601-576-6997 or email To submit artwork, download the Art Contest Entry Form 2016-2017 (PDF).

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