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Rep. Austin Scott Honors Winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

April 29, 2019
Press Release

PERRY, GA – Yesterday, Congressman Austin Scott (G-08) announced the winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for Georgia’s Eighth District at an awards ceremony and reception at the Perry Convention and Visitors Bureau in Perry, GA. Following the announcement, he released the below statement:

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great way to showcase the talent of students across the Eighth District, and this year’s crop of submissions was certainly no exception,” said Rep. Austin Scott. “I would like to personally extend a ‘congratulations’ to our winners, as well as to each and every submission I received this year and extend a ‘thank you’ to the art teachers who inspire the talent, creativity, and confidence of these students. As I pass by these great works, either in our district offices or in the U.S. Capitol, I will be reminded that the work we’re doing today is to ensure a brighter future for them.”

FIRST PLACE: “Weaving Through Life” by Abby Pickens from Houston County High School

Abby will receive a trip to Washington D.C. to attend the National Congressional Art Competition Awards reception in June and to see her artwork hanging in the U.S. Capitol. She will also be eligible for a scholarship from Savannah College of Art and Design, should she choose to apply and be accepted.


SECOND PLACE: “Wrinkled and Wise” by Addison Lee from The Westfield School

Addison’s artwork will be displayed in Rep. Scott’s Warner Robins district office for one year.


THIRD PLACE: “Waiting Canoes” by Jacob Hilson from Brookwood School

Jacob’s artwork will be displayed in Rep. Scott’s Tifton district office for one year.


PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: “Winter” by Charles Kugler from Valwood School

The People’s Choice award was chosen by constituents across the Eighth Congressional District through a competition on Rep. Scott’s Facebook page. Charles' artwork will be displayed in Rep. Scott’s D.C. office lobby for one year.


Honorable Mentions:

  • Lilly Jackson: Brookwood School – “I Spy”
  • Abigail Brown: Perry High School – “Lily Flower Canvas”
  • Summer Davis: Perry High School – “Turtle among the Sea Stars”
  • Lauren Booth: Houston County High School – “Georgia on my Mind”
  • Evan Eubanks: Warner Robins High School – “Aura”

Click here fore more information on the Congressional Art Competition.