The Winners

Reader's Choice Winner: Victoria Barlow

Victoria Barlow of Siler City won the “Reader’s Choice” award, which was determined through a voting process on the News + Record’s Facebook page.

Grand Winner: Lani Chaves

Lani Chaves of Pittsboro took home the first place title for her striking watercolor painting.

"Heroes" Category Winner: Kate Rainville

Kate Rainville of Pittsboro won the "Heroes" category of the art contest for her creative paper collage art piece.

"Food" Category Winner: Kun Xing

Kun Xing of Frederick, Maryland won the "Food" category of the art contest.

About the winners

Meet the winners of the News + Record’s first art contest

Over the course of the past month, the News + Record conducted its very first art contest.

"Love" Category Winner: ZiFu (Teddy) Tang

ZiFu (Teddy) Tang of Chapel Hill was the winner in the "Love" category with his work titled "Froggy Visiting His Quarantined Mom."

More about the art contest

Every major moment in history deserves an image to remember

Every significant moment in history — the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, World War II, Sept. 11th — deserves an image to remember, especially for historians looking back on Chatham County 50 years from now.

Connecting communities through the News + Record’s art contest

The News + Record officially kicked off its first-ever art contest on Aug. 3. The contest’s organizers — which include two CN+R staff members, a Kentucky journalism professor and a visiting Duke …

People thought the world of our first art contest

Here are some postcards from the three-week journey that was the Chatham News + Record’s first art contest, designed to find the iconic image to define the era of COVID-19: “From Russia with …

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