Tuesday, December 8th, 2009


It was a long and difficult process, but the 2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic Art Contest winners have been selected. 

Nine winners were chosen from over 2,000 entries from throughout North Texas in three age categories: first and second grade, third and fourth grade, and fifth and sixth grade.

The winners were determined by a select group of judges including AT&T Cotton Bowl Board Members, corporate partners such as AT&T and Dr Pepper, and art teachers.

The winners have been honored at their respective schools in recognition of their winning works of art. Additionally, each winner will receive tickets to the 2010 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

The first place winner of each division will be presenting their framed artwork to the respective head coaches of the participating teams and to a select representative from AT&T.

The winners are as follows:

1-2 Grade

1st Place   

Laura Estrada, DeGolyer Elementary

2nd Place   

Edendy Rodriguez, Charles Gill Elementary

3rd Place   

Noah Bales, DeGolyer Elementary 

3-4 Grade

1st Place   

Jonah Fults, DeGolyer Elementary

2nd Place   

Stevie Elena Michel, Covenant School

3rd Place   

David Chhay, Charles Gill Elementary

 5-6 Grade

1st Place   

Emily Halligan, Bowie Elementary

2nd Place   

Aklilu Melake, Skyview Elementary

3rd Place   

Christopher Sanders, W.E. Greiner Middle School


Throughout the holiday season, the winning artwork will be on display at Cowboys Stadium. The artwork will also be featured on the 60-yard scoreboard at the stadium during the Classic on Saturday, January 2nd.

Those illustrations not selected as winners will be used as placemats during the AT&T Cotton Bowl Big Play Luncheon on New Year’s Eve.

The AT&T Cotton Bowl Art Contest is one of several community-based events created to promote goodwill with fans of the annual Classic. For more information on the AT&T Cotton Bowl Art Contest, please contact Amy Scott from the AT&T Cotton Bowl office at (817) 892-4806 or via email at