New winner named in Congressional Art Competition

ALBANY, Ga. — A new winner has been named for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition in the Second Congressional District of Georgia, officials with the office of U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, said Friday.

After completion of this year’s competition, the eligibility of the previously winning piece — which had been submitted by Abbie Hutchins of Deerfield-Windsor School — was reviewed by the Office of the Architect of the Capitol Curator and by the Congressional Institute. Based on the rules set by the Congressional Institute, the artwork was determined ineligible for the competition by an independent panel of judges, officials say.

Consequently, notifications have been sent to the previously named winners regarding an adjustment of placement. Because change, the acrylic work, “Luminary” by Sydnee Robertson, of Central High School in Macon, has been awarded first place and will be placed on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year.


Amazed2 1 year, 9 months ago

?? Can somebody post why the change? Surely a little more detail? If the artwork was not eligible then how did it get admitted into the competition? Much less win? Kind of sounds like the judges and event officials did not know the rules. Sounds like somebody that lost must have told them?? All that's fine no prob but it should never got to that point.


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