Senior places second in state art competition


Matt Petres

Dalin Dohrn holds up her drawing for the Art Throwdown contest that won her second place. The competition required artists to draw a piece of artwork in 90 minutes.

Louis Auxenfans, News Editor

Senior Dalin Dohrn was awarded second place in a fast-paced, head-to-head statewide art illustration competition that allowed people to see the creative process live. 

For the Art Throwdown competition, contestants had to draw a piece of art within 90 minutes that took inspiration from the chosen prompt. It was administered through Zoom on Oct. 27 and broadcast live on YouTube

A public poll was open until Oct. 30 and the five contestants with the most votes moved on to the final round of judging. In total, there were 51 competitors from 26 Illinois high schools. 

Dalin participated in the competition as a junior but didn’t place, so she was excited when she was awarded second place this year.  

“I did it as a junior and just like lost completely,” said Dalin, “so it was just really moving especially because everyone was coming up to me in the halls and saying they voted, so it was just really sweet.” 

Junior Raven Reid also participated and was awarded honorable mention.