Pasadena 10th Grader's Art Work to be Displayed on Bob Hope Airport Tower

Published : Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 12:11 AM

From left: First place entry by Chance Woods, second place by Audrey Cedano and third place by Emma Yervandyan

A 10th grader from Pasadena High School is set to have his art work enlarged and displayed on the Bob Hope Airport terminal tower after winning the 2014 Tower Banner Student Art Contest.

Chance Woods’s banner topped the other entries from the Pasadena Unified School District. It will be enlarged to 16 by 26 feet and will be displayed on the tower for three months beginning in April 2015.

Pasadena High School also had the 2nd and 3rd place winners: 10th grader Audrey Cedano and 12th grader Emma Yervandyan. Their entries will be displayed in the airport’s Terminal B.

This year’s theme was “Skies of Freedom” to coincide with the Skies of Freedom Commemorative Brick Pavilion that is scheduled to open with the airport’s Regional Intermodal Transportation Center later this year.

A total of 358 entries were submitted by grades 9 to 12 students across Pasadena, Burbank and Glendale. The arts and culture commission from each district choose the first, second and third place winners based on the judging criteria stated in the contest rules. A $3,000 award will be given to each participating school district to support and promote arts education programs.

The order of when the winning entries will be displayed on the tower is rotated among the three districts. Burbank’s first place entry will be posted starting in June 2014, to be followed by Glendale’s in January 2015.

The 2015 contest is scheduled to begin in September 2014. To be eligible to enter the contest, student artists must be enrolled in grades 9-12 in the public high schools of Burbank Unified School District, Glendale Unified School District or Pasadena Unified School District. Students interested in participating should contact the art faculty or art department at their high school for details.

To know more about this year’s winning artwork, visit

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