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Rep. Loudermilk Announces the Winners of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) issued the following statement to announce the winners of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for Georgia’s 11th Congressional District. Ashley McMath, who attends River Ridge High School, won first place for her entry entitled, Thy Will be Done.

“This year’s competition was very special because, for the first time since 2019, we were able to host this year’s participants and their artwork at an art gallery in our beautiful district. Every year I’m blown away by the artistic talent that exists in Georgia’s 11th Congressional District, and this year was no different. The joy and excitement this competition brings to our students, parents, and teachers is inspiring, and I’m proud of this year’s winners and contestants.”

Congressman Loudermilk recently hosted the 2023 participants, and their artwork, at the The Downtown Gallery in Cartersville. The competition featured thirty-two pieces of art from eight different schools, and the winning artwork was determined by an independent panel of judges.

2023 Congressional Art Competition Results

1st Place
Ashley McMath
Artwork: Thy Will be Done
School: River Ridge High School

2nd Place
Samantha Swift
Artwork: Homophone
School: River Ridge High School

3rd Place
Emily Coburn
Artwork: Shopper’s Best Friend
School: Woodstock High School

Honorable Mention
Sydney Orr
Artwork: I Spy
School: Cass High School

Honorable Mention
Kyra Brown
Artwork: Vulnerable
School: Woodland High School