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Rep. Barry Loudermilk Recognizes 11th District Winner of Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, April 3, 2017 | comments
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) announced the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for the 11th District at the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History in Kennesaw. Aidan Lyerly, who attends Etowah High School in Woodstock, received the grand prize for his piece entitled “Beggar.”

The winning artwork, selected by an independent panel of judges, will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for an entire year. Entries were submitted from 11 schools across Georgia’s 11th District.

“Students from all over my district annually submit incredible artwork, and this year is no different,” said Rep. Loudermilk. “The talent these young men and women display through their art continues to inspire me and many others. Through this contest, the hard work and creativity of these students is admired and appreciated. I look forward to seeing the winning piece displayed in our nation’s Capitol.”

2017 Congressional Art Competition Results:

First Place Winner
Student: Aidan Lyerly
Art Piece Title: “Beggar”
Medium: Oil on canvas
School: Etowah High School
Teacher: Ms. Shannah Dean

Second Place Winner

Student: Grace Maavere
Artwork Title: “Hooked”
Medium: Ink, watercolor
School: Creekview High School
Teacher: Linda Nicholson

Third Place Winner
Student: Madison Burgard
Artwork Title: “Printed Stare”
Medium: Acrylic paint on paper
School: Creekview High School
Teacher: Linda Nicholson

Honorable Mention #1
Student: Trinity Byrd
Artwork Title: “Bloom from Despair"
Medium: Acrylic
School: Cass High School
Teacher: Katherine Jenkins

Honorable Mention #2
Student: Graciela Elaine
Artwork Title: “Miscellaneous Leaf Drawing”
Medium: Colored pencils
School: River Ridge High School
Teacher: MaryJo Mulvey

This year’s winner, Aidan Lyerly, received an art scholarship and two airline tickets to Washington D.C. for the official awards ceremony this summer.
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