LIBERTY — Liberty Graphics T-shirts announces the winner of its 25th annual art contest titled “Art and our Natural Environment.” This $1,000 scholarship art contest is open to all Maine high school seniors. Saffron Labos of Freeport took top honors this year with a color pencil rendition of two Hooded Mergansers.

Labos was born in Portland and began pursuing art in the third grade. Her preferred medium is acrylic paint. Besides art, she enjoys gardening in her spare time. In the fall, Labos will attend Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Liberty Graphics wishes her much success, and hopes this $1,000 prize will help her further her education. “We thank Saffron for her submission as well as all of the other students who submitted their work. We received many great pieces of art and we encourage all of our contestants to continue pursuing their artistic endeavors. We saw an incredible amount of talent and potential in this contest and we look forward to doing it again next year.”