Mar 12, 2014 12:38 PM by PRESS RLEASE

George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts Top 21 Art Contest Finalists

The George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts (GRFA) has announced the top 21 finalists for their 5th Annual Art Contest.

In partnership with the Audubon Nature Institute, GRFA selected the top art submissions from Louisiana high school juniors and seniors who will share $50,000 in college scholarship. The 21 finalists, listed below, were selected by the first round of judges from over 700 entries from across the state, making this year's contest the biggest yet. The top senior winner, selected by a panel of celebrity judges, will have the opportunity to design a poster to be sold at all Audubon Nature Institute properties.

Scholarships and awards will be presented by celebrity judges at the 5 th Annual Arts Contest Awards Luncheon presented by Chevron on Saturday, March 22 at the Audubon Tea Room. Tickets to the luncheon will be open to the public at a cost of $75. Purchase tickets online at

Finalists from the Lafayette area:

Natalie Allen, Senior, St. Thomas More High School, Lafayette

Emily Dugal, St. Thomas More High School, Lafayette 

Morgan Fangue, Senior, Catholic High School, New Iberia

Courtlyn Kaiser, Senior, Loureauville High School, Loureauville

Jacklyn Marr, Senior, St. Thomas More High School, Lafayette

Taylor Verrett, Senior, Lafayette High School, Lafayette

Grace Borne, Junior, Lafayette High School, Lafayette

High-quality images of all finalist artwork available at




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