2015 ThankYou Young Artist Award

On December 6, 2015, over 50 children participated in the 2015 ThankYou Young Artist Competition at the West Harlem Development Corporation’s Community Holiday Celebration. The West Harlem youth drew a picture that answered the prompt “Every Child Deserves…”. Celebrity judges, actress Rosario Dawson and chef Marcus Samuelsson, presented the ThankYou Young Artist Award to a winner in elementary, middle and high school. Each winner received a ThankYou Young Artist plaque, a signed copy of chef Marcus Samuelsson’s “Make it Messy” memoir or “Marcus Off Duty” cookbook and a gift card from H&M. 

ThankYou Young Artist Award winners with chef Marcus Samuelsson (L) and actress Rosario Dawson (R)

ThankYou Young Artist Award winners with chef Marcus Samuelsson (L) and actress Rosario Dawson (R)

The winners of the 2015 ThankYou Young Artist Awards were: 

  • Elementary School: Emely C., Age 6
  • Middle School: Samurai C., Age 11
  • High School: Yah-Shanda T., Age 14

See their award-winning pictures below.

 

 

 

 

Elementary School Winner: Emely C., Age 5

Elementary School Winner: Emely C., Age 5

Middle School:  Samurai C., Age 11

Middle School:  Samurai C., Age 11

High School: Yah-Shanda T., Age 14

High School: Yah-Shanda T., Age 14

View all of the ThankYou Young Artist Contest participants here: