Contact: Matt Atwood, Press Secretary - Texas General Land Office
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PRESS RELEASE — Apr 30, 2021

AUSTIN — Today, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush announced the 2021 Annual Adopt-A-Beach "Treasures of the Texas Coast" Children's Art Contest winners. Forty overall winners were selected from around the state, along with grand prize winner, Yunlin Chu of Richmond, TX.


“I am incredibly honored to have judged this year’s contest and am impressed by the creative artwork submitted by students from all over Texas,” said Commissioner Bush. “The Texas coast is a critical component of our state’s economy and for thousands of wildlife habitats. Each of these young students should be proud of their efforts to promote and protect our treasured Texas beaches. I congratulate this year’s winners, thank all others for their participation, and I encourage all young Texans to continue pursuing their passions and learning about coastal preservation.”

The 2021 Treasures of the Texas Coast Children’s Art Contest Winners:


K, 1st and 2nd Grades

3rd– 4th Grades

5th Grade

6th Grade

Of the 40 overall winners, Yunlin Chu of Richmond, Texas was selected to win the Grand Prize. Yunlin is a 1st grader at Enya Studio and will receive the grand prize package. Yunlin's teacher, Hongliang Huang, will also receive a prize package. Yunlin's artwork depicted Texas sea turtles receiving a warm embrace during the historic winter freeze this year.

The winning artwork will appear together in a 2022 calendar, which will be distributed throughout the state. This year's grand prize winner will receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines to any United destination in the 48 contiguous United States, Alaska, Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, one 7-night Caribbean cruise from Royal Caribbean International departing out of Galveston, Miami, Tampa, Ft. Lauderdale, Port Canaveral or Puerto Rico, and a Feed the Fish Tour at the Texas State Aquarium. The grand prize winner's teacher will also receive two round-trip coach-class tickets from United Airlines, and one 7-night Caribbean cruise courtesy of Royal Caribbean International.

All 40 winners will receive a ticket to the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, prizes and a certificate of recognition from the Texas General Land Office and copies of the 2022 calendar displaying the winning artwork. Prizes will be mailed out by June 15th.

For a full list of winners and their artwork, see the Adopt-A-Beach Facebook.

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Grand Prize-winning artwork by Yunlin Chu from Richmond, Texas

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