Chalk the Walk competition calls all artists to showcase their talents on Virginia Beach's boardwalk

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Jul 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-10 22:35:24-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Artists, now is your time to shine.

Chalk the Walk is taking over Virginia Beach as artists and aspiring artists use the boardwalk as a canvas.

The event took place Saturday starting at 10 a.m., at the 17th Street boardwalk.

All participants had to register by 12:30 p.m. to qualify for the competition. Organizers say all drawings must be completed by 3:30 p.m. to be eligible for prizes.

Registration is free, and all artists were encouraged to bring their own chalk.

Participants drew four-by-four foot chalk drawings for three blocks along the boardwalk.

A panel of judges scored the drawings according to criteria such as composition, use of color, adherence to theme, and creativity.

There were three competitive divisions - amateur, professional, and youth. Children ages 12 to 16 will qualify for the youth division.

Trophies and cash prizes were awarded for each winner in each division.

Youth Division winners:

1st Place – Abbey Turner

2nd Place – Madeleine Rooney

3rd Place – Aurora Wilson

Amateur Division winners:

1st Place – Maria Derisavi

2nd Place – Lindsey Beyer

3rd Place – Nadia Mselek

Professional Division winners:

1st Place – Etain Rooney

2nd Place – Jessica Sweat

3rd Place – Steve Gallant

Best of the Boardwalk (Peoples’ Choice) winner: Steve Gallant