David McGee, a Grand Valley State University art professor, represented the judges and joined with Huizenga in announcing this year’s winner. The panel also included Katherine Sullivan, professor of art at Hope College; Nate Young, president of NewNorth Center and former provost of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Calif.; and Andrew Bartlett, lead designer for Tiara Yachts.
Wildfong described his entry as “the outcome of a photography experiment, trying to capture light and motion in an abstract form.”
The photo will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year, along with the winners from each congressional district across the country. Wildfong also has the opportunity to visit Washington for a reception honoring all the winners.