Alena Vitha, 17, is 1 of 16 winners of an international artwork contest.

BRYAN, Texas — At the conclude of the university year, artwork learners at Bryan Higher School remain following course to total their ultimate projects. Amongst the crew is 17-yr-aged Alena Vitha. 

“I’ve been accomplishing the [International Baccalaureate] Visual Arts course, which is super included and you have resourceful freedom,” stated Vitha.

The substantial faculty senior has been involved in artwork considering that she was in the eighth quality. Nevertheless, creativity has usually been component of her lifetime.

“I like the good arts so like undertaking, I do colour guard and I just like drawing,” Vitha reported. “It is generally some thing that I just love to do.” 

Getting been involved in art programs all over large faculty has offered Vitha more self-assurance. Not just in inventive alternatives, but in daily life. 

“Getting able to be fearless and go ahead with no matter what you are doing mainly because you have faith in your self and faith in the course of action which is a thing I’ve definitely carried with me,” Vitha stated. 

That similar fearlessness is what drives Vitha to place her projects out into the entire world and enter art contests- even if these competitions are on a worldwide spectrum. 

“There’s a whole lot of digital competitions you can enter, which is truly a excellent opportunity in conditions of increasing your horizons,” Vitha said. 

When the chance arrived alongside to enter the worldwide Picasso Sparkling Imagination Contest, Vitha was up for the obstacle. The competitors reaches more than 69 international locations and receives extra than 19,000 entries.

The Bryan Superior College student entered her piece, ‘Through the Lens.’ 

“Finally months afterwards, I forgot about it and then all of the unexpected I get an e-mail that claimed I had gained,” Vitha explained.

Her artwork was a person of 16 pieces decided on in the 15-19 age selection of the world competition. Vitha was the only entry selected from Texas. She and one other younger artist were the only two selected from the United States. 

Vitha scored a 9.4 out of 10 for her entry.

“It’s super interesting for her and tremendous thrilling for Bryan High in typical,” Cynthia Castillo, a visible arts trainer at Bryan Superior Faculty. “It’s motivational as properly to believe about what the students can do and see how significantly they can go.” 

The successful pieces, like Vithia’s, will be on the Picasso Art Contest site for the earth to see for the rest of the 12 months. In accordance to the contest, will work of artwork on exhibit are seen by a lot more than 129 countries.

Vitha will attend Texas A&M Univerity in the tumble and plans to go into the engineering plan on campus. Whilst she will not be pursuing artwork as the concentrate for her higher schooling profession, she said she will usually hold the craft in her everyday living. 

“I’m just so thankful I’ve been able to have this knowledge,” Vitha claimed.