Edmonson Voice Staff, story and photo
Local artist and ECHS senior Kelsey Janes will have her work hanging in Congressman Brett Guthrie's office in Washington D.C. thanks to a recent push from Edmonson Voice readers to vote for her piece during Guthrie's recent Facebook contest.
On April 29, 2016, Congressman Brett Guthrie announced that “Gerard Way," a pencil drawing by Kelsey Janes from Edmonson County High School was voted by Facebook users as their favorite artwork among the county winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition in Kentucky’s Second District.
“The ‘Facebook Favorite’ was a fun addition to the annual Congressional Art Competition this year and I applaud Kelsey for winning this year’s competition,” said Congressman Guthrie. “I enjoyed reading through the supportive comments and seeing people engage in the competition.”
Congressman Guthrie hosted for the first time a competition on Facebook for voters to select their favorite artwork from the pool of Second District county winners in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. The winning artwork from the Facebook Competition will be displayed in the Congressman’s Washington, D.C. office for a year.
Kelsey's piece was the overall winner from Edmonson County and was entered into the district wide contest several weeks ago.
Kelsey's artwork received one vote for each "like" and two votes for each "share." After the Edmonson Voice ran a feature on the contest, her votes skyrocketed, gathering over 800 likes and over 700 shares.
We featured Kelsey and her talents in a recent piece around the same time as the contest began. Congratulations to Kelsey, and thanks to all our Edmonson Voice readers.