Rep. Steel Celebrates 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners
Huntington Beach, CA – On Saturday,Representative Michelle Steel (CA-48) hosted an awards reception to honor the top three finalists and the winner of the People’s Choice Award for the Congressional Art Competition. Each Spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation and in each congressional district.This year Rep. Steel’s office received 35 submissions from talented students in eight high schools from across the district. The top three finalists were chosen by a panel of judges, and the People’s Choice winner was picked by the public during last week’s online voting period. The 1st place winner’s artwork will be shipped to Washington, D.C., where it will remain on display in the Cannon House Office Building’s Capitol Tunnel for one year, alongside the 1st place artwork from every congressional district in the country. The other winning artwork will be hung in Rep. Steel’s Washington, D.C. office.
“Thank you to all of the students who submitted artwork for this year’s art competition,” said Rep. Steel. “The 48th District is home to so many talented students, and I am so proud of the work that we received. Congratulations to our talented finalists and a big thank you to our art teachers, judges, and parents for their support in making this competition possible.”
This year’s winners were as follows:
1st Place: Raymond Tran-Nguyen, “Unity”
2nd Place: Emily King, “These Boots Were Made For Walking”
3rd Place: Victoria Luong, “Bounding for Adventure”
People’s Choice: Grace Cooney, “Heroes of COVID”