Students show their ‘Love’ for Virginia
Sculpture design winners at Northumberland High School Saturday were, left to right: Philip Raine, second place for Northern Neck Farm Museum site and Devonia Butler, 1st place winner for Ma Margaret’s House B&B site.
Northumberland High School students completed the first phase of a social media campaign to share the message that LOVE is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. Twenty of Edward Barnes Northumberland students competed to design the winning concept of the best sculpture to represent Ma Margaret’s House B&B and the Northern Neck Farm Museum, a five-county regional museum that tells the story of agriculture in the Northern Neck. The student’s designs were displayed at a gallery reception and judging was held Saturday at Northumberland High School.
A first and second place winner was chosen for each Northumberland tourism site. The Honorable Mention was chosen from both sites overall.
For Ma Margaret’s House B&B Devonta Butler won the 1st place trophy and Ally Chism won the 2nd place trophy.
For the Northern Neck Farm Museum design, Jamel Newton won 1st place and Philip Raine won 2nd place. Tyler Lewis won Honorable Mention over both site designs. The first place winners also won $100 each and the 2nd place winners won $50 each.
Ma Margaret’s House B&B in Reedville and the Northern Neck Farm Museum in Burgess were chosen by Virginia Tourism Corporation as two of 16 sites across the state to build and promote a giant LOVEwork sculpture. The Northern Neck will join 20 other existing LOVEwork sculptures found across the state featured as part of the Virginia is for Lovers tourism marketing campaign.
Visitors to Ma Margaret’s House B&B and the Northern Neck Farm Museum will be encouraged to take a picture with the LOVEwork sculptures and share on social media sites.
Ma Margaret’s House B&B and the Farm Museum will host several events. A giant-sized structure of the two winning models will be constructed by the Northern Neck Technical Center and an unveiling of each is scheduled for April 6 on the grounds of Ma Margaret’s House B&B and the Farm Museum. All events will be free and open to the public.
Support for the LOVEwork art student contest at Northumberland High School was provided by the Virginia Tourism Corporation. To learn more about Virginia is for lovers campaign and to view existing LOVEwork structures, visit, http//www.virginia.org/LOVE/.