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Ferguson announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • May. 14, 2021 - 2:40 PM

Ferguson announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners

The Newnan Times-Herald

U.S. Congressman Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., recently announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.

The first-place winner will receive a $12,000 scholarship, a round-trip visit to Washington, D.C., and have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year.

Second place will receive a $7,500 scholarship and third place will receive a $3,500 scholarship.

The People’s Choice Award winner will receive a $100 gift card and have their artwork hang in Congressman Ferguson’s Newnan District Office for one year.

“I am amazed at the talent and creativity of the pieces entered in this year’s competition,” Ferguson said. “My office received 84 entries from high school students from across the Third District, and I congratulate Emma for taking the top prize. The winning piece, Southern Style, will be a welcome addition to the halls of the U.S. Capitol. Thank you to all the students, parents, teachers, sponsors and everyone else in the community who participated. Your contributions made the 2021 Congressional Art Competition a competition to remember.”

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FIRST PLACE:

Emma Guthrie – 10th Grade

School: Villa Rica High

Title: Southern Style

Medium: Acrylic Paint

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SECOND PLACE:

Jordan Roberts – 12th Grade

School: Trinity Christian

Title: Gone But Not Forgotten

Medium: Graphite

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THIRD PLACE:

Rhayne Offenback – 12th Grade

School: Harris County High School

Title: Natural

Medium: Colored Pencil, Acrylic Paint, Dried Pressed Flowers

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Ellis Eley – 10th Grade

School: LaGrange High School

Title: A Curious Forest

Medium: Gouache, Acrylic, Pen