June 14, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and its exclusive
dairy brand congratulates
Lake Oswego, Oregon
for winning the
grand prize in the Lucerne® The Art of Dairy™ "Red, White, & Moo" art contest. Students from
also took home prizes in one of the most unique and interactive art contests in the country.
Amy, a sophomore at Lake Oswego High School, receives
for her school's art department, plus
each for herself and
for her art teacher.
The Lucerne® The Art of Dairy™ contest, now in its seventh year, promotes creative growth, encourages the artistic ability of the students and highlights the importance of art education in schools. It also gives high school students the chance to display their talents on an unconventional canvas — a life-sized fiberglass cow.
Using the theme of "Red, White & Moo," entrants were asked to illustrate their visions of American ingenuity using an outline of a cow as the canvas. From the more than 9,200 entries, nine finalists were chosen to transfer their designs to giant fiberglass cow sculptures. Then the contest took a new twist this year with America, rather than a panel of judges, deciding the ultimate winners. Voting was done online and via text message from
April 16 through May 15, 2012
while the finalist cows were on display in Safeway stores across the country.
About the Winners
Grand Prize Winner Amy Chen titled her design "Imagine What Moo Can Do." Her vision of American ingenuity was a patchwork of images of Americana, including the faces of
Martin Luther King Jr.
, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the Hollywood Hills. The images were interspersed with words synonymous with the American spirit, including
. In an essay about her unique design, Amy wrote "Using American ideals, moments, inventions and inventors, my theme focuses on what America stands for and what Americans can accomplish."
The First Prize Winner is
who titled her design "Amazing Americows." The Edward C. Reed High School junior painted images of historic Americans depicted as cows. Inventor Alexander
bell talks into his amazing invention, the telephone. Legendary physicist Albert
rewrites his infamous Theory of Relativity with a drawing that proposes
Milk + Cookie (Square) = Love
. In an essay explaining her design, Anne proclaimed, "May we do for future generations what the great minds and ideas of the past have done for us - shine, inspire and lead!" Anne won
for her school's art program and
each for herself and her teacher.
Honorable Achievement recipient
covered her cow sculpture with a giant depiction of the historic moon landing. However, in this unique adaptation, titled "
One Small Step
One Giant Leap
for Milk-kind," Astronaut Neil Armstrong holds an American flag in one hand and a carton of milk in the other. Lindsay, a graduating senior at Silver Creek High School in
for herself and
for her teacher.
The following finalists will receive
U.S. Savings Bonds:
- Ariana Enriquez – Chandler High School – Chandler, AZ
- Yeonsoo Kim – Bellevue Senior High School – Bellevue, WA
- Janet Kintner – Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School – Chicago, IL
- Lori Lopez – Olympian High School – Chula Vista, CA
- Emilee Martin – B.F. Terry High School – Rosenberg, TX
- Gustavo Ramirez – Overbrook High School – Pine Hill, NJ
In addition, as part of a new Teacher Incentive Program, the school with the most entries per capita wins
for their art department. That school is
with a 47.5% submission rate.
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