Liberty Graphics has announced the winner of its 21st annual Art and Our Natural Environment competition, a $1,000 scholarship art contest is open to all Maine high school seniors. Katie Trebilcock of Topsham was the winner this year, submitting an array of fine watercolor paintings.

Trebilcock grew up in Maine, raised by a father who was himself raised in Maine; and a mother who chose Maine a bit later in life. The path to this award began with private lessons around sixth grade. Trebilcock intends to continue creating, although art is not her current career path. She will attend the University of Maine at Orono in the fall, studying wildlife ecology.

Liberty Graphics wishes Trebilcock much success and hopes the award will help support her continuing artistic endeavors.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or