Electric Cooperative Student Art Contest Winners Named

Artistic talents of Hoosier youth to be featured in 2018 calendar


2018 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Best of Show winner by fourth grader Naomi Schroeder, Kendallville. Her family’s home is served by Noble REMC.

Indiana’s electric cooperatives and their statewide magazine, Electric Consumer, have named the winners of the 20th annual Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest.

Naomi Schroeder, a student at St. John Lutheran School in Kendallville, was named artist of the year for her depiction of April literally “raining cats and dogs.” Download a complete list of the winners.

A first place artist was also selected for each grade, K-12. Each will receive $200. Their artwork will illustrate the cover and the 12 months of a 2018 calendar. Nine additional artists earned an honorable mention award and $50. These works will appear in a special section of the calendar.

“We are proud to be a part of recognizing and showcasing the artistic talents of our youth,” said Tom VanParis, CEO of Indiana Electric Cooperatives.

Artwork was judged on artistic merit, originality, creativity, and its suitability for a wall calendar. The art contest is open to any Indiana K-12 student. Approximately 2,720 pieces of artwork were entered in this year’s contest.

Winning art can be viewed by visiting ElectricConsumer.org/?p=13337. The 2018 wall calendar will be available at the offices of participating Indiana electric cooperatives in early autumn.