The Cincinnati Arts Association presented $45,500 in awards to winners of its Overture Awards competition at the Aronoff Center.
Six students won $4,000 each for education and training, with 18 runners-up each winning $1,000.
The Arts Educator Award winner received $2,500 and two finalists were awarded $500 each.
The winners are:
Creative writing: Jessica Sommerville, William Mason High School. She works for her school publications and the international literary magazine Polyphony HS.
Dance: Mary Lyn Moore, School for Creative and Performing Arts. She is a member of the nationally recognized dance team from Just Off Broadway.
Instrumental music: Lindsey Wong, Sycamore High School. She is the first-chair flute for the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Theater: Erin Niebuhr, St. Ursula Academy. She has been accepted at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music.
Visual art: Samuel Smith, Loveland High School. For as long as he can remember, Samuel has been fascinated by visual art and the stories an image can tell.
Vocal music: Logan Wagner, Dixie Heights High School/Karl Resnik Studio. He was a finalist last year and has received other awards.
Arts Educator: Karl Resnik, The Musical Arts Center.
The Overture Awards are endowed by the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation. Presenting sponsors were TriHealth; The Eleanora C.U. Alms Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee; and Fort Washington Investment Advisors.