The Air Force Services Center announced the 2023 winners of the Air Force Art Contest on July 11. Debbie Southee, community programs director at Air Force Services Center said, “With over 1,400 entries this year, the judges had a challenging time deciding the top three in each of the categories.” New this year was the 3D art category, which included ceramics sculpture, and glass.

Congratulations to:
2D Adult Novice
First Place – Heritage by David Chapman, Fairchild AFB, Washington
Second Place – Under the Sea by Senior Airman Daisy Gabbard, Eglin AFB, Florida
Third Place – Baby Dylan by Dustin Lane, Eglin AFB

2D Teens ages 13-17
First Place – Maternal Rage by Sky Champlin, Kadena AB, Japan
Second Place – Sage by Morgan Becker, Hill AFB, Utah
Third Place – The Last Castle by Tai Oser, Ramstein AB, Germany

2D Pre-Teens ages 9-12
First Place – Flack Rabbit by Caleb Teague, Whiteman AFB, Missouri
Second Place – Great Horned Owl by Stephen Berry, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts
Third Place – Jhenna May’s Art by Jhenna May S. Peralta, Beale AFB, California

2D Youth ages 6-8 
First Place – Wildflowers by Evelyn Ricci, Yokota AB, Japan
Second Place – Werewolf Hunter by Sophia Matsuzaki, Kadena AB
Third Place – Foxy Design by Scarlett Morrell, Tyndall AFB, Florida

3D Art Adult Accomplished 
First Place – Royal Space Silk Scarf by Lina Zorichak, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida
Second Place – Naked by James Bassett, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona 
Third Place – Eye of the Dragon, by Jessica Morgan, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado

3D Adult Novice
First Place – Geometry Jar by Danial Yockey, Eglin AFB
Second Place – Iris the Dragon by Lillian Larsen, Joint Base-Langley, Virginia
Third Place – The Face of the Climate Crisis by Katherine O’Neil, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina

3D Teens ages 13-17
First Place – Metal Flowers by Sarah Studebaker, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
Second Place – Origami Samurai Helmet by Elise Johnson, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma
Third Place – Royal Flush by Haylee Tipton, Stavanger AB, Norway

3D Pre-Teens ages 9-12
First Place – Kodiak the Pup by Addie Bradford, Eielson AFB, Alaska
Second Place – Punch of Pride by Lillian Campbell, Eglin AFB
Third Place – Siblings Forever by Olivia Torres, Travis AFB, California

3D Youth ages 6-8
First Place – Dad T-Rex Protecting His Babies by Andrei Tapia, Los Angeles AFB, California
Second Place – Razor by Arrow Lin-Denning, Camp Humphreys U.S. Army Garrison, Republic of Korea
Third Place – My Beautiful Tray by Adelaide Richardson, Fairchild AFB

 The AFSVC manages the Air Force’s art and photography contests each year. The center is set to launch the 2023 Air Force Photo Contest on Sept. 1. This year’s theme is 101 Days of Summer. 

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