Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of his 2021 Congressional Arts Opposition and awarded 4 college or university scholarships truly worth a full of $35,000 on April 24 in a digital ceremony.

In this year’s competition, there have been additional than 36 entries from nine high faculties in DeKalb, Rockdale, Newton and Gwinnett counties.

The Grand Prize Winner was Jacqueline Campos-Zarare, a junior at Brookwood Large School. Campos-Zarare received a $12,000 scholarship to Savannah College of Artwork & Layout (SCAD) for her function “Somos Uno.” Campos-Zarare’s winning piece will be shown in the U.S. Capitol, wherever it will cling with other award winners from close to the region for a year. Campos-Zarare also gained two roundtrip airline tickets from Southwest Airways to Washington, D.C., for the Countrywide Recognition Ceremony, which is nevertheless pending owing COVID-19 protocols.

To start with runner-up was Velda Wang, a senior at Parkview Large University. She gained a $12,000 scholarship to the Art Institute of Atlanta for her function “I Open up Minded.” Her function will cling in Congressman Johnson’s District business office for a year.

Second runner-up went to Matthew Williams, a senior at South Gwinnett Higher College, for his do the job “Black Lives Make a difference.” He gained a $7,500 scholarship to The Artwork Institute of Atlanta.

3rd-runner up was Alva Huang, a junior at SKA Academy of Art and Style and design in Duluth. She earned a $3,500 scholarship to the Art Institute of Atlanta for her operate “Star of the Display.”

Due to the fact 2007, Congressman Johnson has awarded a lot more than $530,000 in arts scholarships to Fourth District students.

The judges for Rep. Johnson’s 2021 Art Competition were: Visible Artist Marietta Murton, Kris 10 Photography Founder Kristen Kinder, artist Elmer Kinder and Kate McLeod of the Significant Museum of Artwork.

To enjoy the ceremony and see the artwork, click Here.

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