Annual National Cherry Festival Print Competition Winner Announced

Like with many events, the National Cherry Festival was canceled this year, but they were still able to host their popular print competition. This annual contest awards over $2000 in scholarships to area students, and it was important to keep the tradition going. “Although this year has thrown us for a loop we wanted to continue on with the print competition to honor the hard work of these young people but also to celebrate and promote the beauty of cherries”, said Kat Paye, Executive Director of the National Cherry Festival. First Place Pop Of Water Color By Tristyn Klockziem

The first-place winner was Pop of Water Color by Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District student, Tristyn Klockziem.

Festival Beach by Micheal Giovannangeli won second place.

Retro Geometric Cherry by Kaitlyn Zinn and Festival Fun Dezerahe Tubbs tied for third place.

The official contest dates back to 1992 and has been open to students (4th/5th grade, Middle School, High School, and College) in the 5-county region of Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, and Leelanau.

To find more information about the commemorative print program or to pre-order 2020 National Cherry Festival Print merchandise – click here.



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