BISHOP ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION
ALBANY, GA – On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced the winners of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition. Angel Helms, a senior from Thomas County Central High School in Thomasville, Georgia, won first place at this year’s competition.
“I would like to congratulate and thank all of our 2012 Congressional Art Competition award winners and participants for all the hard work and dedication they put into making this year’s art competition a success,” said Congressman Bishop. “The judges had their work cut out for them in picking a winner, but I am happy to congratulate Angel Helms as this year’s first place award recipient. I look forward to unveiling Angel’s piece of art in the U.S. Capitol next month at a ceremony honoring her and other young artists from across the country.”
The competition was open to high school students from Georgia’s Second Congressional District. Students who participated in the competition will have their works on display at 235 West Roosevelt Avenue, Albany Towers, Suite 114 in Albany, Georgia until Friday, May 11, 2012. The works of art were judged by a panel of three independent judges.
The Congressional Art Competition is a nation-wide high school arts competition held each spring. Each participating Member of Congress selects a winner from their Congressional district and their work is displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. Since the competition's beginning in 1982, over 650,000 high school students from across the country have participated.
Thomas County Central High School (Thomasville, GA), 12th Grade
Charcoal – “Inside the Refrigerator”
Deerfield-Windsor School (Albany, GA), 10th Grade
Third Place (tie)
Jordan High School (Columbus, GA), 12th Grade
Watercolor – “Portrait of my Brother”
Third Place (tie)
Thomas County Central High School (Thomasville, GA), 10th Grade
Ink – “Peacock”
Deerfield-Windsor School (Albany, GA), 11th Grade
Peach County High School (Fort Valley, GA), 12th Grade
Graphite Pencil and Charcoal – “Merciless Cult”