The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo recognized talented student artists from across southeast Texas during the School Art Program Awards Ceremony, Saturday, Feb. 10.

Among the honorees were the Class Champions and Reserve Class Champions in the following categories: Colored Drawing, Mixed Medium, Monochromatic, Painting, 3D, Elementary and Junior High.


Exhibitor: Eliza Hoffman

School District: Clear Creek ISD

Art: Painting, “Warriors of the Great Spirit”


Exhibitor: Sion Joo

School District: Pearland ISD

Art: Painting, “Constant Companion”


This year, about 200,000 students representing 100 public school districts and 53 private schools participated in the Rodeo’s School Art Program. Teachers submitted nearly 4,000 pieces of artwork to NRG Center for preliminary judging. The judges selected 806 pieces to advance to the next round of judging, from which 72 students were chosen to participate in the School Art Auction on March 10.

Winning artwork will be on display in the Hayloft Gallery, located in the lobby of NRG Center throughout the duration of the 2024 Rodeo.

The Rodeo’s School Art Program promotes an awareness of agriculture, Western heritage and Rodeo activities through artistic competitions for students. Since 1965, the School Art Program has received approximately 10 million entries.

Learn more about the School Art Program and see the winning artwork at here.  

About the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo promotes agriculture by hosting an annual, family-friendly experience that educates and entertains the public, supports Texas youth, showcases Western heritage, and provides year-round educational support within the community. Since its beginning in 1932, the Rodeo has committed more than $600 million to the youth of Texas and education. The 2024 Rodeo is scheduled for Feb. 27 – March 17. The 2024 World’s Championship Bar-B-Que Contest, presented by Cotton Holdings, is scheduled for Feb. 22 – 24. For more information, visit and follow @RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, X (Twitter), Instagram and YouTube for all the latest news.