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2017 ART COMPETITION WINNERS

I'm pleased to announce the 3rd District winners of the 35th Congressional Art Competition!  This is an annual art competition for high school students to showcase their talent and artwork.  First place winners each in of the congressional districts across the nation will have their artwork displayed at the United States Capitol.  

We had 96 high school student compete, and I thank everyone who participated - the artists, their teachers and parents who supported them, and the folks who took part in the "People's Choice Award." 

To highlight the hard work and talent of Collin County's student artists, I hosted my annual Art Exhibit and Award Ceremony on Monday, May 8th, 2017.  That evening, the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place winners, as well as the "People's Choice Award" and Honorable Mentions, were announced. 

The 1st Place winner of the 2017 Art Competition is Paris Poisso from Allen High School for her artwork, "Accession." At the awards ceremony, Paris was presented with two complimentary round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. by Southwest Airlines.  In June, Paris will attend the National 2017 Congressional Art Competition unveiling ceremony at the United States Capitol where her artwork is currently displayed along with other 1st Place winners' artwork from across the nation.



 
 1st Place Winner Paris Poisso (left); 3rd Place Winner Anukriti Singh and Poisso (right photo) from Allen High School 


The 2nd Place winner is Ariana Kypuros from Heritage High School for her artwork, "Dog." As the 2nd Place winner, Ariana's work will be proudly displayed in my district office in Plano.  

 

Full list of 2017 Art Competition Winners:

Place

Student

Title of Piece

School

Hometown

Teacher/Parent

1st

Paris Poisso

Accession

Allen High School

Allen

Stephanie Richards

2nd

Ariana Kypuros

Dog

Heritage High School

McKinney

Sarah Watkins

3rd

Anukriti Singh

Brilliance

Allen High School

Allen

Laura Helms

People’s Choice Award

Julianna Rangel

Unselfish Sacrifice

McKinney Boyd High School

McKinney

Mary Woodruff

Honorable Mention

David Guo

Runner's High

Plano West High School

Plano

Sarah Depetris

Honorable Mention

Lauren Lachausse

Girl on a Lily Pad

Prosper High School

Prosper

Judy Seay

Honorable Mention

Annette Meyer

Katie

Canyon Creek Christian Academy

Plano

Anne Blackburn

Honorable Mention

Ruben Montoya

Clouded Mind

McKinney Boyd High School

McKinney

Mary Woodruff

Honorable Mention

Michelle Park

Night Statue

Heritage High School

Frisco

Sarah Watkins

Honorable Mention

Megan Petrosky

Blue Flower

Prosper High School

Prosper

Gina Mock

Honorable Mention

Cameron Seibert

Thinking of Nature

McKinney Boyd High School

McKinney

Mary Woodruff

Honorable Mention

Pallavi Sridhar

Switzerland Mountain Landscape

Heritage High School

McKinney

Sarah Watkins

Honorable Mention

Benjamin Tung

Reaching Out

iSchool High STEM Academy

Plano

Steve Ko

Honorable Mention

Isabella Vivas

Isolation

Plano West High School

Plano

Sarah Depetris



1st Place,
Accession

 
2nd Place,
Dog
 

3rd Place,
Brilliance

 
People's Choice Award,
Unselfish Sacrifice

Honorable Mention,
Runner's High

 


Honorable Mention,
Girl on a Lily Pad
 

Honorable Mention,
Katie






Honorable Mention,
Clouded Mind
 

Honorable Mention,
Night Statue
 

Honorable Mention,
Blue Flower




Honorable Mention,
Thinking of Nature
 


Honorable Mention,
Switzerland Mountain Landscape
 

Honorable Mention,
Reaching Out
 






Honorable Mention,
Isolation


ABOUT THE CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

Since its establishment in 1982, each spring the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors the Congressional Art Competition for high school student artists. This annual competition gives students a rare and unique opportunity to share their talent with the thousands of visitors who come to visit our Nation’s Capital, and it has brought together amazing artwork from all over the United States. It is always inspiring to see the wealth of talent and creativity of our North Texas students, and I encourage all high school students residing within the 3rd District to participate.

Students interested in competing should revisit this page in early 2018 for details about the next contest (guidelines, deadlines, etc.).  After artwork has been submitted, entries will be displayed on my website for the public to view and vote for their favorite.  The winning artist will receive the People's Choice award. Later in the spring, my staff and I will host an Art Exhibit and Award Ceremony where the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced along with the People's Choice Award winner and Honorable Mentions.

In addition to having their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, the student who is awarded the first prize will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., meet with his or her Member of Congress, and attend an award ceremony where their artwork will join other first prize entries from other Congressional Districts for an exclusive unveiling ceremony.