A young artist from Carbon, just west of Drumheller, will have to visit the Alberta Legislature in Edmonton if she wants to see one of her paintings.
Danielle Scoffield, a grade eight student at Carbon School, won honourable mention in the 'Think Globally' Art Contest sponsored in part by the Government of Alberta.
"I was given (an) art sheet in art class and it told me about the contest that was going on so I was just like, I'll give this a try," she told 99.5 Drum FM.
Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 were asked to create a painting to celebrate the various First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures in Alberta.
"The outer part of the painting was trees on the bottom and the sunrise on the top part," explained Scoffield. "In the middle there was a bear paw with the night sky inside of the bear paw."
Her painting won honourable mention in the Grades 7-9 category, which got her a date with Alberta Education Minister David Eggen and her painting hung in the Alberta Legislature.
"It was actually in the hotel that he presented the paintings to the winners," recalled Scoffield. "Right now, it is at the Legislature displayed with all the other paintings."