PLEASANTON, Calif. — Nevadans can help one of the state’s budding young student artists, Annie Mueller, and her teacher Suzie Scholl at Reed High School in Sparks each win $5,000 and an additional $20,000 for their school by “voting for Annie” in Safeway’s Seventh Annual Lucerne The Art of Dairy Art Contest.
Annie is one of only nine finalists in America to win the opportunity to design and paint a life-size cow sculpture in the contest. The contest drew a record 9,200 entries from students across the nation this year.
There is only one grand prize contest winner and voting is open through May 15. The winning student and his/her teacher will each earn $5,000 and their school’s art program will receive $20,000. Residents can vote at www.artofdairy.com.
Since the Contest’s inception in 2005, Safeway and its exclusive brand Lucerne have raised more than $327,000 for schools, teachers and students across the U.S. A special panel of judges selected nine finalists who painted their selected entry designs onto life-sized fiberglass cow sculptures. Each school also received $250 to purchase art supplies that their student finalist used to decorate the cow sculpture.
The winners will be announced in early June.
In addition, one Honorable Achievement winner and his/her teacher will each receive $1,000. The remaining six finalists will each receive $500 U.S. Savings Bonds.