Get Active! Youth Creativity Contest Winners


Congratulations to the creative and talented East Bay youths who participated in the Park District’s Get Active! Youth Creativity Contest. The contest invited youths ages 12 to 18 to share how they get active outdoors in any East Bay public parks.

Winning entries will be featured at the Healthy Parks Healthy People Festival on June 23 at Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area, and will be exhibited at the Tilden Regional Park Environmental Education Center in November and December, 2012.

View the videos, spoken word and rap entries on YouTube at:

Poster Art
Ages 12 to 15
First Place, Qingqing Zhang, El Cerrito
Second Place, Lucia Chaqui, El Cerrito
Honorable Mention: Sarisha Kurup, Union City; Aster Ricks, El Cerrito

Ages 16 to 18
First Place, Grace Moon, Castro Valley
Second Place, Wen Chen Yang, Pleasant Hill
Honorable Mention: Geoffery Farmer (Bay Point), Amanda Khoo (Alameda), Jenny Hu (Fremont), Jamie Jacobs (Lafayette), Chris Lyman (Lafayette), Jake O’Malley (Lafayette), Jean Rojas (Newark)

Rap/Spoken Word/Poetry
Ages 12 to 15
First Place, Rishabh Singhal, Fremont
Honorable Mention: Ulysses Gonzales and Jose Loza Marquez, Oakland

Ages 16 to 18
First Place, Tony Wade, Oakland

Ages 12 to 15
First Place: Richmond Youth Media
Second Place: Eli Nelson and Liam Hicks-Kilday, Berkeley
Honorable Mention: Dominic Lattanzi, Walnut Creek

Ages 16 to 18
First Place: Dan Aki and Allan Yeh, Union City
Second Place: Fifer Garbesi, Berkeley
Honorable Mention
Aelaf Tesfasilasie, Imani Fleming and friends, Oakland
Jeric Lingad, Hercules

Isa Polt-Jones
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