SANTA BARBARA – Santa Barbara MTD held the 7th Annual Youth Art Poster Contest this spring in Grades 1 through 6 with a theme of “Storybook Buses”. With over 85 entries, MTD employees voted on the winners, and the winning works of art will be featured inside MTD buses for the next year.
Participating sites included several South Coast afterschool programs and libraries. Entries came from the Goleta, Eastside, Central, & Carpinteria Libraries, City of Santa Barbara RAP Program, the Carpinteria & Greater Santa Barbara Girls, Inc., and the Downtown Santa Barbara, Carpinteria, Westside, & Goleta Boys & Girls Clubs.
1st-3rd Grade Winners
1st Place- Brinley Kiefer, 2nd Grade, El Camino Elementary School
2nd Place- Lana Howard, 3rd Grade, Hollister Elementary School
3rd Place- Malia Alvarado, 2nd Grade, Canalino Elementary School
Honorable Mention- Isa Aguilar, 2nd Grade, El Camino Elementary School
4th-6th Grade Winners
1st Place- Kylie Kleen – 6th Grade, Trivium Charter School
2nd Place- Elisha Wu & Miranda Li, 6th Grade, Kellogg Elementary School
3rd Place- Kevin Carlos Mendoza, 4th Grade, Adams Elementary School
Honorable Mention- Montserrat Campuzano, 4th Grade, Aliso Elementary School
Photos of some of the winners with their artwork are attached. Other winner photos and high-resolution images of their artwork are available upon request.
Photo of winners Kylie Kleen and Isa Aguilar at the Goleta Library
Photo of winners Lana Howard and Brinley Kiefer at Girls, Inc.
Photo of winner Kevin Carlos Mendoza at Adams Elementary