2016 Congressional Art Competition

"An Artistic Discovery," a nationwide high school visual art competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute, aims to showcase the artistic talents of high school students. This annual competition is open to students in grades 9-12 who are residents of Ohio's First Congressional District. All suitable artwork will be displayed the second week of May at the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal and all applicants will be invited to attend an awards reception to announce the winners.

First Place:  Artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol, along with other pieces from students around the country, for one year. 

Second Place:  Artwork will hang in Congressman Chabot’s Washington, D.C. office for one year.

Top Hamilton County student:  Artwork will hang in Congressman Chabot’s Cincinnati office for one year.

Top Warren County student:  Artwork will hang in Congressman Chabot’s Warren County office for one year.

If you would like more information on the Annual Congressional Art Competition, please email Joe Abner or you may reach him at (513) 684-2723.

Top 20 First District Finalists 

#1: A Tale of a Whale
Monoprint / Acrylic Paint
 

#2: Illuminated
Prismacolor Pencils
 


#3: Contrasting Shadows
Charcoal 
 


#4: The Evil Within
Ink and Watercolor 
 


#5: Replenish
Ink and Watercolor
 


#6: Overlooking the Ohio
Soft Pastel
 


#7: Elder Pit
Acrylic Paint 
 


#8: Fixing Myself
Prismacolor Pencils
 


#9: Beta Fish
Watercolor
 


#10: Cascade
Acrylic Paint
 


#11: Silent Nights 
Charcoal
 

#12: Eye Candy
Colored Pencil 
 

#13: Bottles 'n' Cans
Watercolor
 

#14: Juan
Scratch Board 
 

#15: Peacock
Scratch Board
 

#16: Forgotten
Charcoal 
 

#17: Still Standing Strong
Ink 
 

#18: Fishay Fishay 
Colored Pencil and Paint Thinner 
 

#19: Cincinnati Suspension Bridge
Scratch Board 


#20: Wolf 
Colored Pencil