Original student artwork showcasing what it means to be Catholic in New Orleans is on display at the Old Ursuline Convent Museum this summer.

The Catholic Cultural Heritage Center’s inaugural Catholic New Orleans Student Art Competition is on view through Sept. 1 at the Old Ursuline Convent Museum, 1100 Chartres St., New Orleans. The exhibition features the winning artwork submitted by high school students.

Ursuline Academy sophomore Brittany Robert took the Best in Show grand prize and first place in the sophomore division for her acrylic artwork “Our Lady of Prompt Succor.” More than 50 entries were received from various high schools with the following winning entries now on display:

  • Taking first place in their grade levels were freshman Isabella Biondini, Covington High School, “Westminster Abbey”; sophomore Brittany Robert, Ursuline Academy, “Our Lady of Prompt Succor”; junior Shaun Prats, Archbishop Hannan High School, “Sorrow for the Souls”; and senior Emma Christie, Ursuline Academy, “Mary: The Crying Mother.”
  • Taking second place were freshman Alycia Williams, Ursuline Academy, “Buganation (St. Aug)”; sophomore Emily Brossette, Academy of Our Lady, “Graveyard Angel”; junior Emma Brouphy, Mount Carmel Academy, “Tap Shoes”; and senior Carlie Lehrmann, “The City of Spirit.”
  • Taking third place were freshman Aimee Petitbon, Ursuline Academy, “Louisiana: Fishers of Men”; sophomore Michelle Green, Covington High School, “Michael and Lucifer”; junior Mallory Romano, Academy of Our Lady, “New Orleans Culture Fleur de Lis”; and senior Rachel Morris, Ursuline Academy, “The National Shrine.”

Winning entries were chosen based on interpretation of the theme, creativity, design and technique. The winners received cash prizes of $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. The Best in Show entry was awarded an additional cash prize.

The mission of the Catholic Cultural Heritage Center is to support a vibrant spiritual life within the New Orleans Catholic and wider community by recognizing and displaying the contributions of a multicultural and multiethnic past. For information, visit www.oldursuline convent.org.