Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
2021 Local Veterans Creative Arts Festival Results
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System is proud to present the 2021 Bay Pines Local Veterans Creative Arts Festival. Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our Veterans, this years Festival is being presented virtually. The entries and results are available for viewing and sharing online via links below.
Despite the challenges of the past year, and the transition to a virtual format, our Veterans proudly submitted more than 130 entries into this competition this year. This volume of entries proves to us all our Veterans’ resilience and their determination in using art for wellness.
More than 75 Veterans reached out to submit their entries, either by email, text, through special socially distanced recording sessions, and drive-through artwork photography events. The result of this creative effort is the show you see here, including judging results with first, second, and third place winners.
Watch welcoming remarks and congratulations from the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System Director and CEO, Mr. Paul Russo here.
The following are the entries and winners for the Art Category:
The following are the entries and winners for the Creative Writing Category:
The following are the entries and winners for the Music Category:
The first-place winners in each category from this competition will go on to compete in the National Competition for a chance to win a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals. All Gold medal winners will be invited to participate in the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival, scheduled to be held April 18-25, 2022 in Downtown Saint Petersburg.
For information about future Veterans Creative Arts Festivals at Bay Pines VA, please reach out to Erin Todd, MT-BC at 727-222-2686,or via email at Erin.Todd@va.gov