Monday, February 13, 2017 -- At tonight's City Council Meeting, the winners of the 2017-2018 Vehicle Decal Design Contest were announced. (Photo will be available later.)
1st Place: "Historic Past - Promising Future" by Annika Britton, 10th Grade at George Mason High School (GMHS)
2nd Place: "The Colorful City" by Sedona Decint, 11th Grade at George Mason High School (GMHS)
3rd Place: "Gateway" by Clara Matton, 11th Grade at George Mason High School (GMHS)
4th Place: "The Little Church" by Jack Sykes, 9th Grade at George Mason High School (GMHS)
Ms. Britton included an essay with her winning design:
"My design is a representation of many of the City’s iconic landmarks wrapped around the nickname of the City. Some of these important structures include the historic Falls Church, for which the City is named. Another is the Tinner Hill arch, which is an important civil rights monument and symbol of unity. Others include the State Theatre, our Community Center, and the Cherry Hill farmhouse, and the City’s more recent development is also captured. Falls Church is a wonderful place to call home, and our streets are lined with many prominent reminders of our historic past and our promising future."
Twenty area high school students submitted designs to the City of Falls Church Treasurer. A citizen panel chose the top four designs that best reflected the City community. Online voting for the top four finalists was open to the public from January 9 through February 9. Cash prizes were awarded at the Council meeting: First Place $750, Second Place $500, Third Place $250 and Fourth Place $150.
The winning design, "Historic Past - Promising Future" by Annika Britton, a sophomore at George Mason High School, will be available on on the 2017-2018 decal in November 2017. Over 13,000 vehicles will display the decal.