Last Sunday, December 5, the Bandera General Store awarded cash prizes to the winners of its Christmas art contest.
The competition, which received over 15 entries, was broken down into three categories: ages five to eight, nine and ten and eleven to thirteen.
Sophia Cammack, age 8, took top honors in her category. Five-year-olds Mika Gray and Brice Jones won second and third place, respectively.
Ten-year-old Morgan Jones won first place in the category for those aged nine and ten. Second place went to 10-year-old Emma Boyd and third place was awarded to Lilah Kinsey, age nine.
James Cammack, age 11, received first place in the final category of the competition. Payton Gilbert, age 12, won second place. Jayden Holding, aged 12, won third.
Contest rules stipulated that submitting artists must be no older than 13 and their canvas or poster board submission be no larger than 16x20 inches.
Entries featured works made with oils, acrylic, crayons, watercolor, pen and ink and featured Christmas-themed subjects like a snow-covered cabin, smiling snowman and christmas presents.
Christmas competitions are far from over at the Bandera General Store, as the store is gearing up for its second annual gingerbread house contest on Dec. 12.
Entries for the latest contest are due to the store by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10.
Cash prizes will be awarded to winners at $100 for first place, $50 for second and $25 for third.
Judging by the Bandera Cowgirls will take place at the Bandera General store at noon on Saturday, December 12.
The Bandera General Store is located at 306 Main Street in Bandera.
Store hours are Sunday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 pm. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, call (830) 796-4925