Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


May 2, 2014
Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. The very talented Savana Harris, from Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia, won first place in this year’s competition. Her beautiful piece of artwork entitled “Keeping Identity” was done in graphite and will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

“The level of creativity and dedication demonstrated by students was very impressive. I am proud of all the artists that took part in this year’s Congressional Art Competition and I would like to commend the outstanding work that our schools are doing to enable young people to realize their potential,” said Congressman Bishop. “The judges had a difficult job in picking a winner this year, but I am happy to congratulate Ms. Savana Harris as the first place award recipient and look forward to unveiling her piece of artwork in the U.S. Capitol next month.”

The competition was open to high school students from Georgia’s Second Congressional District. The works of art were judged by a panel of two independent judges: Mr. John DiMino, Asst. Professor/Art Director at Darton State College; and Art Instructor Michael Mallard, also from the Darton State College Art Department.

Since 1982, the Congressional Institute has sponsored a nationwide high school visual art competition each spring to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation. Each participating Member of Congress selects a winner from his or her Congressional district and the artwork is displayed in the United States Capitol for one year.

First Place

Savana Harris
Lee County High School (Leesburg, GA)

Graphite – “Keeping Identity”

Second Place

Ronnita Whipple
Central High School (Macon, GA), 12th Grade


Third Place

Abbie Hutchins
Deerfield-Windsor (Albany, GA), 12th Grade

Colored Pencil– “Scarf Girl”

Honorable Mention

Cheyenne Brown
Lee County High School (Leesburg, GA)

Colored Pencil– “Our Country”