Dubuque boy wins national award for art

Ryder Drapeau with his art piece, Blue Dog Blue, which won first place in the 1st/2nd/3rd grade category at the National American Printing House for Blind's InSights art competition in October 2017. Ryder is a student at Table Mount Elementary in Dubuque. (Source: Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired)
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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- An 8-year-old Dubuque boy has won an award his older brother won last year.

Ryder Drapeau is a student with visual impairment who attends Table Mound Elementary in Dubuque. He won first place for his art at the National American Printing House for Blind's InSights art competition. His brother Reece won first place last year.

Ryder created his winning piece. Blue Dog Blue, while a second-grader using paper, shaving cream, and puff paint. It was one of more than 800 entries in nine different categories. Ryder's piece won in the 1st/2nd/3rd-grade category, just as Reece's piece did last year.

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Ryder Drapeau with his art piece, Blue Dog Blue, which won first place in the 1st/2nd/3rd grade category at the National American Printing House for Blind's InSights art competition in October 2017. Ryder is a student at Table Mount Elementary in Dubuque. (Source: Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired)
Ryder Drapeau receiving his 1st place award for his art piece, at the National American Printing House for Blind's InSights art competition in October 2017. Ryder is a student at Table Mount Elementary in Dubuque. (Source: Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired)
Ryder Drapeau with his family. Ryder won 1st place for his art at the National American Printing House for Blind's InSights art competition in October 2017. His brother Reece won the same award in 2016. Both boys are students at Table Mount Elementary in Dubuque. (Source: Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired)