AFSVC announces 2023 Air Force Art Contest winners Published July 12, 2023 AFIMSC Public Affairs Winners of the 2023 Air Force Art Contest with images of their winning entries. (Graphic illustration slide show by AFIMSC Public Affairs) Photo Details / Download Hi-Res JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – The Air Force Services Center announced the winners of the 2023 Air Force Art Contest July 11. “With over 1,400 entries this year, the judges had a challenging time deciding the top three in each of the categories,” said Debbie Southee, community programs director at AFSVC. In addition to 2D art, the services center added a 3D art category to include ceramics, sculpture and glass. The category was very popular, Southee said, so artists can look forward to submitting in that category again next year. Winners in each category win gift cards valued from $500 to $300, depending on placement. Congratulations to: 2D Adult Accomplished First Place - Woman in Prayer by James Powell, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia Second Place - Horse Whisperer by Air Force retiree Lynn Kibbe Third Place - Thoughts in the Air by Concetta Franciamore, Aviano Air Base, Italy 2D Adult Novice First Place - Heritage by David Chapman, Fairchild AFB, Washington Second Place - Under the Sea by Senior Airman Daisy Gabbard, Eglin AFB, Florida Third Place - Baby Dylan by Dustin Lane, Eglin AFB 2D Teens ages 13-17 First Place - Maternal Rage by Sky Champlin, Kadena AB, Japan Second Place - Sage by Morgan Becker, Hill AFB, Utah Third Place - The Last Castle by Tai Oser, Ramstein AB, Germany 2D Pre-Teens ages 9-12 First Place - Flack Rabbit by Caleb Teague, Whiteman AFB, Missouri Second Place - Great Horned Owl by Stephen Berry, Hanscom AFB, Massachusetts Third Place - Jhenna May’s Art by Jhenna May S. Peralta, Beale AFB, California 2D Youth ages 6-8 First Place - Wildflowers by Evelyn Ricci, Yokota AB, Japan Second Place - Werewolf Hunter by Sophia Matsuzaki, Kadena AB Third Place - Foxy Design by Scarlett Morrell, Tyndall AFB, Florida 3D Art Adult Accomplished First Place - Royal Space Silk Scarf by Lina Zorichak, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida Second Place - Naked by James Bassett, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona Third Place - Eye of the Dragon, by Jessica Morgan, Peterson Space Force Base, Colorado 3D Adult Novice First Place - Geometry Jar by Danial Yockey, Eglin AFB Second Place - Iris the Dragon by Lillian Larsen, Joint Base-Langley, Virginia Third Place - The Face of the Climate Crisis by Katherine O’Neil, Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina 3D Teens ages 13-17 First Place - Metal Flowers by Sarah Studebaker, Offutt AFB, Nebraska Second Place - Origami Samurai Helmet by Elise Johnson, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma Third Place - Royal Flush by Haylee Tipton, Stavanger AB, Norway 3D Pre-Teens ages 9-12 First Place - Kodiak the Pup by Addie Bradford, Eielson AFB, Alaska Second Place - Punch of Pride by Lillian Campbell, Eglin AFB Third Place - Siblings Forever by Olivia Torres, Travis AFB, California 3D Youth ages 6-8 First Place - Dad T-Rex Protecting His Babies by Andrei Tapia, Los Angeles AFB, California Second Place - Razor by Arrow Lin-Denning, Camp Humphreys U.S. Army Garrison, Republic of Korea Third Place - My Beautiful Tray by Adelaide Richardson, Fairchild AFB The AFSVC manages the Air Force’s art and photography contests each year. The center is set to launch the 2023 Air Force Photo Contest Sept. 1. This year’s theme is 101 Days of Summer. Look for more information soon.