Each spring, high school students from across the state submit their artwork to the annual Congressional Art Competition for a chance to represent their congressional district in the U.S. Capitol with their artistic talents. Sponsored by the Congressional Institute to recognize and encourage artistic talent in each congressional district, more than 650,000 high school students have participated in the competition since it began in 1982. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.
Here are the winners from across the Yellowhammer State this year:
Alabama’s 1st Congressional District
Winner: Leah Brown
Piece: “Full Capacity”
High School: St. Paul’s Episcopal School
“The Congressional Art Competition gives us an opportunity to put the impressive artistic talents of students in Southwest Alabama on full display,” said Rep. Bradley Byrne (AL-01). “I am especially proud of Leah Brown, this year’s winner, and I look forward to seeing her artwork on display in the U.S. Capitol.
“I am constantly amazed by the high-quality of artwork produced by students in our area high schools. This year was no different, and I applaud each student, as well as the teachers, for their participation and commitment to the arts.”
Click “1” below to see Alabama’s 2nd District winner