When Reed High junior Annie Mueller submitted her entry into the Seventh Annual Lucerne “Art of Dairy” art contest, she did not think she had much of a chance to win. Now after beating out more than 10,000 entries, Mueller is one of nine finalists left from around the country.
The contest asked for submissions that celebrated American ingenuity, so Mueller created a cow that was sure to stand out.
“I thought it would be cool if I made American historical figures into cows and changed their names to puns on dairy products,” Mueller said. “Then I thought that back before Internet, you knew you were really famous if you made it onto a stamp. So I though it would be cool if I put all the stamps on there.”
Having made it to the final nine, Mueller’s fate now rest in the hands of the rest of America. From April 16th until May 15th, voting will be open to determine the grand prize winner. Aside from bragging rights, $20,000 for the art department of the winner’s school is also on the line. Voting can be done by texting “A” to 77039, online at artofdairy.com, on the Safeway Facebook page, or at your local Safeway store via mobile phone.