Hamilton Place’s second annual student art competition, this year called “The Evolution of Fashion,” paid tribute to the mall’s 25th anniversary.

Participating students were asked to create artwork to reflect the role of fashion in our lives throughout the years.

Karla Riddle, director of fine arts for the Hamilton County Department of Education, said she is excited to have students recognized for their artistic abilities.

“We are very appreciative of the opportunity to share our students’ artwork with the community,” she said in a prepared statement.


All winning pieces will be on display in the mall’s soft seating areas through March 2013.

This year’s winners are:

Elementary school level
-Mahogeny Smith, Barger Elementary, third place
-Lilith Strider, Barger Elementary, second place
-Anthony Bell, Barger Elementary, first place

Middle school level
-Diamymn Wallace, Red Bank Middle School, honorable mention
-Lauren Neal, Red Bank Middle School, third place
-Shailey Shah, Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts, second place
-Shelby Hudson, Chattanooga School for the Liberal Arts, first place

High school level
-Katie Cairns, Signal Mountain High School, honorable mention
-Shelby McMillian, Matthew Preston and Brittany Duggar, Ooltewah High School, third place
-Sabrina Pelzer, Ooltewah High School, second place
-Tara Hemstreet, Red Bank High School, first place