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