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.”
Emma Guthrie – 10th Grade
School: Villa Rica High
Title: Southern Style
Medium: Acrylic Paint
Jordan Roberts – 12th Grade
School: Trinity Christian
Title: Gone But Not Forgotten
Rhayne Offenback – 12th Grade
School: Harris County High School
Medium: Colored Pencil, Acrylic Paint, Dried Pressed Flowers
Ellis Eley – 10th Grade
School: LaGrange High School
Title: A Curious Forest
Medium: Gouache, Acrylic, Pen