Vedika Krishna’s “Apples in the Bowl” was a best of show winner.

The West Windsor Arts Council has announced the winners for their Woo-Ri Mart Food Art Competition for Children.

Children from Edison, Pennington, Plainsboro, Princeton, Monroe Township, West Windsor and other communities spent their summer submitting artwork for the Woo-Ri Mart Art Competition. In total, 179 children, ranging in age from 4 to 18, submitted their creations.

The competition stemmed from a conversation between Young S Chang, co-owner of Woo-Ri Mart and Jaime An-Wong, volunteer at West Windsor Arts Center. The idea was to bring art into the Woo-Ri Mart, showcasing the food children like to eat and draw.

Children submitted their originals creations, working in various media and exhibiting a wide range of artistic skills. Volunteers from the West Windsor Arts Council worked to jury the submissions.

“We were blown away by the high level of skill and creativity of the children,” Aylin Green, executive director of the West Windsor Arts Council, said. “The creative spirit is alive and well in our youth.”

Starting Sept. 26, Woo-Ri Mart — located at 64 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor — will display 35 new pieces of artwork until each of the 179 works of art have been displayed.

Best in show winners:

Vedika Krishna of Pennington, age 5, Apples in the Bowl
Naohiro Ikegami of Princeton, age 7, Strawberries
Claire Dumortier of West Windsor, age 11, I love Cake
Arushi Patel of Plainsboro, age 16, Smokey Salmon

Award of excellence winners:


Uditha Koppula age 11, Cutie Tootie Donut and Cupcake


Joanna Marie Avnesh, age 13, The Grand parfait

Monroe Township

Avyan Alugaddala, age 6, Favorite Fruit
Diya Bhat, age 12, A Holiday Breakfeast
Nirnay Bhattacharya, age 10, Sorry I am Busy, Dessert Makes me Crazy
Charvika Gopi, age 11, Favorite Dessert
Maya Gupta, age 10, Dessert
Rishaan Malireddy, age 6, My Vision of an Apple Tree
Afsheen Mohammad, age 12, Mother’s Day Pancakes
Ridhi Pulimamidi, age 5, Favorite Fruit
Shaurya Sarma, age 12, Favorite Holiday Food
Rishabh Sinha, age 17, My Favorite Dinner
Shloka Voonna, age 10, Sundae


Akshat Choudhary, age 7, Favorite Fruit
Shloka Chodhari, age 9, My Delicious Donut Tree
Nirati Iyer, age 10, Raining Cupcakes
Niveta Harish, age 5, Favorite Water
Anvitha Komarraju, age 11, The Art of Cupcakes
Saanvi Kumar Prasad, age 5, Favorite Fruit
Tanishi Mitra, age 6, Dream Berry
Aathiraa Senthilkumaran, age 5, Favorite Fruit
Shreyansh Singh, age 4, Fruits
Sanskriti Singh, age 11, The Frozen Yogurt of Dreams
Krutharth Vaddiyar, age 11, Ice Cream for Dessert


Ingrid Anderson, age 9, Ice Cream Sundae
Yuki Ikegami, age 10, Japanese Traditional Sweets
Chisato Ikegami, age 4, Apple Festival
Sofia Son, age 11, Fancy Fun Cake


Gazal Mathur, age 15, Kulfi: the Summer Holiday Treat

West Windsor

Evelyn Kong, age 5, A Girl Dancing in a Banana Boat