Saturday, April 19, 2014

HARPER AWARDS 2014 ART COMPETITION WINNERS

Press Release:
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