Three Palo Alto students are recipients of awards recognizing their artwork in a contest hosted by Project Enybody. The contest promoted good habits in the local community’s effort to be more green and ecofriendly.

In the #PAGotGreen contest, Palo Alto High School freshman Vivian Young received the first place award, Jordan Middle School eighth grader Renle Chu received the second place award, and Paly freshman Annie Zhou received the third place award. The reception for winners was held at Mitchell Park Community Center March 26th and welcomed not only the contestants but experts in the green field and community members as well.

The contest, which accepted entries from middle school and high school students, allowed for individual interpretation of the topic.

“Our criteria was based on how well the entries displayed how Palo Alto is being green or can be more green and why the environment is important to the contestant,” said president and founder Paly junior William Zhou. “We also looked at the visual and emotional impact the entry and the writing component had.”

The contest received 20 drawings, photography pieces and video entries. The entries were judged by the Project Enybody team as well as Palo Alto teen specialist  Jose Perez, according to William Zhou.