The Arlington Bank recently concluded its 2010 Heritage Art Scholarship Contest by awarding the grand prize to a recent Upper Arlington High School graduate.

The Arlington Bank recently concluded its 2010 Heritage Art Scholarship Contest by awarding the grand prize to a recent Upper Arlington High School graduate.

Margaret Wunderlich claimed the first place award for her submission "Community," a color photo collage of the exterior of Reed Road branch of the Arlington Bank. Second place winner was Andy Smigelski, an 11th-grader at Grandview Heights High School, with his submission "Patriotic Parade," a color photograph of the annual Grandview Heights Memorial Day Parade.

The contest challenged local high school student artists to create a piece of art embodying the tradition, heritage, civic pride and/or history of Grandview, Upper Arlington and the Tri-Village area. Eligible students were entered to win the first place prize of $250 or the second place prize of $100.

Each piece displayed a clear representation of the contest theme as well as noticeable artistic talent, according to a bank news release.

The Arlington Bank offered this scholarship as a way to give back to the communities of Grandview and Upper Arlington that have supported them since its inception in 1999.

During the next several months all of the artwork submitted for the competition will be displayed at Arlington Bank branches. Beginning Aug. 1, it can be seen in the Tremont branch window for the entire month. It will rotate to the Reed road location in September and the Grandview location in October.

The winning art may also be displayed in upcoming Arlington Bank promotions.

Entries will be accepted for the Arlington Bank 2011 Heritage Art Scholarship beginning immediately.

For additional information on The Arlington Bank Heritage Art Scholarship, please contact Allison Bowers at 614.488.2828 or Allison@herbgillen.com.