August 1, 2023

Oneida County Announces Winners of 13th Annual Sidewalk Art Contest

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The 13th Annual Oneida County Youth Bureau Sidewalk Art Contest took place on July 28th around Palmer Park at Munson in Utica.

A total of 70 children ages 5-13 drew positive images on a single sidewalk slab with chalk donated from Walmart and Target.

Where applicable, medals were presented to the top three finishers in each age category. 


2023 Sidewalk Art Contest Winners




5-7 Age Category


1st Place: Ella Laube


2nd Place: Christopher Caban

Academics First

3rd Place: Evelyn Sheehan

Our Lady of Lourdes



8-10 Age Category


1st Place:  Lydia Lallier

Oneida County  

2nd Place: Lucielle Bourgeois

Our Lady of Lourdes

3rd Place: Maya McLean

Oneida County



11-13 Age Category


1st Place: Emma King

Our Lady of Lourdes

2nd Place: Alex Cora

Oneida County

3rd Place: Gia Piperata

Our Lady of Lourdes


“These children's artistic abilities and positive self-expressions were on full display for all to be amazed by,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. "They decorated each sidewalk with inspiring energy, pride and creativity. I thank our great partners Munson, Walmart and Target for their support." 

"The Oneida County Youth Bureau looks forward each year to this popular, fun-filled event as we work together to provide all our county youth with safe, positive and innovative programs," said youth Bureau Director Kevin Green. "The Youth Bureau would like to extend a special thank you to this year's Sidewalk Art Contest judges, Dietra Harvey, Amy Barok and Stacy Hill."

For more information on the Sidewalk Art Contest or any other Youth Bureau initiatives, please contact the Oneida County Youth Bureau at 315-798-5027 or visit

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