Tysons Interfaith, a nonprofit comprised of 19 faith communities in the Tysons area, has announced the results of its first annual essay and art contest.
The competition, titled “A Whole New World Starts Now,” invited people of all ages to submit art works and essays on positive lessons they learned from the pandemic.
A total of 28 prizes and honorable mentions in three age groups were awarded in a ceremony held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in McLean on Nov. 7.
First-prize winners in the essay contest were Annelise Shannon, Arlington (youth); Mary Johnson, Falls Church (teen); and Jeff Yeates, Arlington (adult). First-prize recipients in the art contest were Raymond Christiansen, Alexandria (youth); Sarah Lewis, Arlington (teen); and Rachel Short, McLean (adult).
A full list of all prize winners, as well as the winning essays and art works, can be viewed on the Tysons Interfaith Website at https://tysonsinterfaith.org/iwe-event/es.