I am pleased to announce the contestants for the 2018 Congressional High School Art Competition. Since the U.S. House of Representatives created the competition in 1982, hundreds of thousands of talented high school students have served as artistic ambassadors of their communities.
This year’s juried contest was open to public, private and home-schooled high school students residing and/or attending schools located in the 26th Congressional District. The Grand Prize for the competition is the display of the winning student's artwork for an entire year in the U.S. Capitol. Also, the First Place winner will have the opportunity to have their artwork displayed in my Lake Dallas district office for the upcoming year.
The public was able to vote online for their favorite pieces in a virtual gallery on my website between Monday, April 2 to Sunday, April 8.
Please enjoy the 2018 Congressional High School Art Competition winners' artwork below.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Lauren Foster "American Spirit"
FIRST PRIZE WINNER
Maddie Thorn "Eagle"
TEXAS CHOICE WINNER
Cecily Anderson "Scooter"