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Congressman Tom McClintock

Representing the 4th District of California

2016 High School Art Competition Winners Announced

Each spring the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. 

The winning entry from each congressional district across the United States is displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol.  The winning student from each congressional district is invited, along with one guest, to the unveiling of the exhibit and a reception in Washington, D.C. and is provided two round-trip airline tickets for the occasion.  

"American Exceptionalism" was the theme for the 2016 contest for the 4th Congressional District. Click for information on 4th Congressional District contest information and upcoming contest dates.

A reception was held on May 4, 2016 at BI Design Studios in El Dorado Hills to honor the 2016 winners.  Students, parents, friends and classmates were welcome to attend and Congressman McClintock was on hand to congratulate the winners and participants and present Congressional Certificates of Recognition.

The Winners (click here to view art):

FIRST PLACE:  “Four Score and 73 Years Ago”
by Elizabeth Sciascia
Granite Bay High School

SECOND PLACE: “Guarding our Heritage”
by Christian Palacios
South Tahoe High School

THIRD PLACE: “Reclaimed Freedom”
Cierra Brown
Granite Bay High School

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

“Exactly What We Wished”
Allison Doleschal
Granite Bay High School

“Swimming to an American Dream”
Sarah Garcia
Granite Bay High School

About the competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.