2013 Congressional Art Competition Winner
On Tuesday, April 30, 2013, Congressman Veasey announced the winner of the first Annual Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 33rd Congressional District at a reception titled “An Artistic Discovery” held at the East Foyer at Mountain View College. Carlos Ramirez a senior at Grand Prairie High School won first place for his piece, “Sewing Machines.” Over 30 entries were summited by students from Carter-Riverside High School, Diamond Hill High School, Laurence Dunbar High School, Everman High School, Grand Prairie High School, and Northside High School. Ramirez was awarded a round-trip ticket to Washington, DC to attend a reception and view his piece on display at the United States Capitol, where it will remain on display for the year.
Members of Congress are able to sponsor the Congressional Art Competition each spring. The competition was founded in 1982. Since the start of the competition, over 650,000 students from around the country have submitted artwork. The competition is open to all high school students. All participants must reside within the 33rd Congressional District. Continue to check our website for more details and information about the 2014 Congressional Art Competition at http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/.
See photos from this year’s competition below: