Several young artists were recently recognized at the National Museum of the Marine Corps as part of the first Student Art Competition.

Students were challenged to create a piece of art that reflects what Marines mean by the motto "Semper Fidelis." From the entries, judges selected the top three winners in each age group and a Best of Show. 

The top prize went to Justin Santaw for his work, “Allegiant.” Santaw is a junior at Colgan High School in Prince William.

Winners were awarded a certificate and cash prizes through the support of the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The winning artwork will also be on display in the Museum's Leatherneck Gallery through Jan. 1.

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