Collins announces winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Apr 19, 2019
Press Release

GAINESVILLE—Last night, Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) held a reception in Gainesville to honor the winners of this year's Congressional Art Competition.

Reed Butler of Lakeview Academy won first place with his piece "Reading Bear." His artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

“I want to thank all of the students, and their parents and teachers, who participated in this year's Congressional Art Competition,” Collins said. “This is a great opportunity to recognize the talent and creativity across Northeast Georgia, and I’m honored to bring Reed's piece back to Washington to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol."

Aisha Iyengar, a 12th grade student at North Forsyth High School, took second place with her piece “Blissful Freedom.”

Lauren Varga, also a senior at North Forsyth High School, took third place with her piece "Take Time to Enjoy Nature."