EAST TEXAS (KTRE) - The Museum of East Texas has kicked off an art competition highlighting the work of young artists from deep East Texas.
Young Picasso's from Lufkin, Trinity, Hudson, and Madisonville school districts will have their work displayed at the museum from now until February 14th.
The students are competing against thousands of artists for ribbons, medals, and large scholarships given by the Houston Livestock and Rodeo.
The youngest contestants that win will be eligible to attend an art school in Houston. A few of them shared their inspiration.
"It's creative and fun," said Matthew Rivera, a third grader at Brandon Elementary School.
"I just love drawing, and horses are my favorite thing to talk about, so my main centerpiece was the horses head," said Allyson Lea, a fifth grader at Anderson Elementary School.
The competition offers something special to winners of all ages. Good luck to all the young artist representing East Texas.