The Mississippi School of the Arts recognizes the artistic talent of students throughout Mississippi. Each year, talented works are submitted to be judged by professionals in the art field. MSA has announced the winners of this year’s statewide art competition, “Show Us Your Best, Mississippi!”

The overall winner will receive a $250 gift card plus an MSA Summer Camp Scholarship (or $350 MSA Scholarship if applicant is a 10th grader). The 1st place in each category will receive an MSA Summer Camp Scholarship or $150 gift card and MSA Swag Bag. Second place recipients will receive a $75 gift card. Third place recipients will receive an MSA Swag Bag.

Congratulations to these students for their accomplishments in this year’s competition!

2023 Overall Winner

Iris Barnard of Meridan High School (Visual)


1st Place: Lilley Worthington (West Lauderdale High School)

2nd Place: Gracie Ishee (West Jones High School)


1st Place: Gianna Powell (Oak Grove High School)

2nd Place: Annaliese Marlin (Oak Grove High School)


Winner: Carter Reid (Byram Middle School)


1st Place: Riahna Stenson (N.R. Burger Middle School)

2nd Place: Jaidyn Bryant (Cleveland Central High School)