DART Student Art Contest 2021

DART Student Art Contest 2021


Each year, DART hosts a Student Art Contest that is open to students at all grade levels throughout North Texas. It has grown to be one of the agency’s most popular Education Outreach events. This year, more than 127 schools and organizations submitted 688 entries.

Students are challenged to illustrate an annual theme through lines, color and composition. Each young artist found his or her own way to illustrate this year’s theme: “Everyday Heroes Ride DART.” Heroes come in many forms, and we are celebrating this year’s DART Student Art Contest winners who saluted the hometown heroes that have kept our community going during the pandemic – everyday people that have made a positive impact on the lives of others over these past few months.

The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has partnered with DART for the past nine years and has displayed the winning entries. We welcome you to see the artworks in person at the DMA from April 21-May 16, 2021, and we are proud to present them virtually as well. Join DART and the DMA in celebrating the talent of our region’s young artists.


The Best of Show: Collin Chon – 5th Grade

K-2 Category

Amy Torres – 1st Grade – 1st Place

Vaishnavi Navapandian – 2nd Grade – 2nd Place

Nisha Shastry – 2nd Grade – 3rd Place

Ayansh Mehta – Kindergarten – Honorable Mention

Caydence Wong – 2nd Grade – Honorable Mention

Hari Tanisha Ramaswamy – 2nd Grade – Honorable Mention

3rd – 5th Grade Category

Anshika Goyal – 5th Grade – 1st Place

Gabriel (Gabe) Torres – 5th Grade – 2nd Place

Sannidhi Bhat – 3rd Grade – 3rd Place

Pari Patel – 5th Grade – Honorable Mention

Aarnav Munji – 5th Grade – Honorable Mention

Artha Shah – 3rd Grade – Honorable Mention

6th-8th Grade Category

Sophia Wilson – 6th Grade – 1st Place

Navya Singh – 8th Grade – 2nd Place (Tie)

Chloe Cunningham – 8th Grade – 2nd Place (Tie)

Yincheng Qian – 8th Grade- 3rd Place

Anisa Herrera – 7th Grade – Honorable Mention

Katherine Ramirez Sosa – 8th Grade – Honorable Mention

Jenny Palacios – 8th Grade – Honorable Mention

9th-12th Grade Category

Amber Li – 10th Grade – 1st Place

Krisha Shah – 9th Grade – 2nd Place

Layne Hazen – 9th Grade – 3rd Place

Ashwin Yogaratnam – 11th Grade – Honorable Mention

Hailey Padilha – 11th Grade – Honorable Mention

Kelly Araujo – 12th Grade – Honorable Mention




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  • MAKE


    Create your own masterpiece following the theme “Everyday Heroes Ride DART.” Share it with us using #DMAatHome.



    In 2020, participants were inspired by the theme: “Paint the town­­­­_____. Ride DART.” View last year’s virtual exhibition. 


Seeing the passion and creativity that our young artists bring to the DART Student Art Program will remain one of my most vivid memories. Each year seems to bring new skills and imagination from the young people across our region. I am honored that we can play a small role in these promising artists’ development.

– David Leininger, Interim President & Chief Executive Officer, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)