At a ceremony today Congressman Tom Reed met with the overall winner of the 2016 Congressional High School Art Competition, Amanda Sutton, Junior at Horseheads High School for her photograph, See Through.
“We had an impressive number of entries this year and we saw some of the tremendous talent of the young artists from our area. I know our judges had a tough decision and I’m proud to present Amanda’s artwork in Washington,” said Reed.
Ms. Sutton and her parents, Amy and Clifford, will be invited to travel to Washington, D.C. for a reception for all winners of the Congressional Art Competition later this year.
Ms. Sutton’s artwork will be on display in the United States Capitol for one year.
The five finalists for this year are: Elias Ferenczy of Corning, Nicole Hubert of Gorham, Gabrielle Struzik of Waterloo, David Spencer of Elmira and Buckley Cooper of Wellsville. These five student finalists will also have their work displayed in Congressman Reed's Washington, D.C. office.
“Our congratulations to all of the winners, and thanks to every participant, who made this year’s competition a success,” said Reed.
Each year, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage talent. Students submit their entries to their individual Representative’s office, where a panel of local artists then select the winners. Locally, the submissions were examined by a panel of local judges from Elmira College.
For additional information on the contest, or to participate in the 2017 contest, please visit www.Reed.House.gov.