After 264 votes, it is my distinct pleasure to announce the 2021 Borderless Arts TN Water Warriors winners – East TN Blue Team under the artistic direction of Monica Leister, assistance from Brooke LaVoi, Ut Extension Sumner County as their partner, TN School for the Blind and MTSU students as participants. The Blue Team also won best chant and flag.

Judges’ choice of the Water Warrior’s project with the most creativity went to the West TN White for their incorporation of a local mascot, an actual water warrior with the mussel and their connection to Italian Renaissance. This team was led by Amy Beth Rice with participants from Overton High School in Memphis and MTSU students. Tennessee Environmental Council was their environmental partner.

Judges’ Choice Best Overall Conservation Message due to their coordinated theme of the otter throughout their work and the wonderful video created by the participants is the Red Team from Middle TN. Team led by Dee Kimbrell with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency as the environmental partner. Participants are Adam Boyd, Erica McMurray, Jon Pfeiffer and Hope McKee plus MTSU students.