PEARL, Miss. – U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper (R–Miss.) today awarded Germantown High School junior, Avery Roberson, as the overall winner of Mississippi’s Third Congressional District 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Roberson’s entry entitled, “Date Night,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year beginning in June.
Harper announced the overall and divisional winners during a reception for participants, teachers, and family members held at the Pearl Public Library.
“Mississippians are surrounded by inspiration for cultural expression. From the mighty Mississippi River to the farmland spread across the Magnolia State, and innovative industries along the way, our state is an artistic crossroads,” Harper said.
As the overall winner, Roberson is eligible for a $1,500 per year scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Ga. She will receive two roundtrip tickets to Washington, DC, compliments of Southwest Airlines.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of high school students.
This year’s competition was judged by a three-member panel comprised of local accomplished artists. A complete list of divisional winners by place can be found below.
Avery Roberson Germantown High School Drawing Overall Winner
Noel Teaster Starkville High School Computer Generated Art First Place
Carys Snyder Starkville High School Computer Generated Art Second Place
Janiece Pigg Starkville Academy Computer Generated Art Third Place
Shelby Russell Germantown High School Drawing First Place
Allie Roberson Germantown High School Drawing Second Place
Carys Snyder Starkville High School Drawing Third Place
Taylor Thrasher Germantown High School Mixed Media First Place
Alexa Stamey Germantown High School Mixed Media Second Place
Rebekah Fondren Starkville Academy Mixed Media Third Place
Mittie Field Germantown High School Painting First Place
Mallory Fisher Germantown High School Painting Second Place
Mittie Field Germantown High School Painting Third Place
Breland Anderson Starkville High School Photography First Place
Breland Anderson Starkville High School Photography Second Place
Haydon Hester Starkville Academy Photography Third Place
Ashley McDavid Germantown High School Print First Place
Caitlyn Gardner Germantown High School Print Second Place
Lea Fuller Germantown High School Print Third Place