The 9/11 Memorial Art, Poetry, and Logo Contests are designed to keep alive the memory of our country’s first responders and heroes of the attack on New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. Most of today’s K-12 students were not alive when the attack occurred. This contest encourages these students to look back at this defining moment in our country’s history and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We hope to keep these heroes alive in all of our minds so that we may NEVER FORGET.
Art - Grand Prize (announced on September 11) is a paid trip to New York City to visit the National 9/11 Memorial for the high school student and two family chaperones (value up to $5000). Please see individual contest pages for details on all prizes.
Poetry - Grand Prize (announced on September 11) is a paid trip to New York City to visit the National 9/11 Memorial for the high school student and two family chaperones (value up to $5000). Please see individual contest pages for details on all prizes.
The teacher of the Grand Prize student in the Art and Poetry contests will also receive a paid trip to New York City to visit the National 9/11 Memorial.
All participants are invited to attend the culminating event – to celebrate our heroes and or contest winners with music and awards – on September 11, at the California 9/11 Memorial, Never Forget Lane, Clovis, CA, 03612. The event begins with a ceremony at 8:00 a.m. followed by a concert and student awards’ program at 10:00 a.m.
We are excited to announce the Top 3 (by category) finalists of the “One Day – One Voice” art, poetry, and logo contest. We received many impressive entries from around Fresno County, and although we wish we could showcase them all, we are excited to share this year’s contest winners with you. Thank you to all the students and schools that participated in this year’s contest. We appreciate your art, poetry, and care honoring first responders of 9/11. Congratulations to all of our winners! The grand champion was announced at the event.
Top 3 Art Middle School
Lydia Avent: Grade 7, Fresno USD, Endeavor Charter School
Emerson Beall: Grade 8, Clovis USD, Alta Sierra MS
Selah El Issa: Grade 7, Sanger USD, Sanger Academy Charter School
Top 3 Art High School
Emeralda Joaquin: Grade 9, Clovis USD Clovis West HS
Phoebe Martinez: Grade 10, Clovis USD Clovis North HS
Maya Alcala: Grade 10, Clovis USD, Clovis East HS
Valerie Pham: Grade 8, Sanger USD, Quail Lake Environmental Charter School
Top 3 Poetry Middle School
Mailyze Arellano: Grade 7, Central USD, Glacier Point MS
Rebecca Tillman: Grade 8, Clovis USD Reyburn Intermediate MS
Isabella Catania: Grade 8, Fresno USD, Computech MS
Top 3 Poetry High School
Neela Winebrenner: Grade 9, Fresno USD, Bullard HS
Heaven Balladarez: Grade 9, Fresno USD, Edison HS
Lily Garcia: Grade 11, Fresno USD, Edison HS
GRAND CHAMPION ART
Maya Alcala, Grade 10
Clovis East HS
GRAND CHAMPION POETRY
Isabella Catania, Grade 8