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.
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.
View all of the ThankYou Young Artist Contest participants here: