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2017 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 National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.

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: Liberation Through Education

#2: Envy

#3: Big John
Black Ink Pen

#4: But It Could
Charcoal and Chalk Pastel

#5: Tree Spirit

#6: Patriotic Eagle
Scratch Art

#7: An Evening At Washington Park
Digital Photo

#8: The Queen City
Digital Photo

#9: Shine Through
Digital Photo

Digital Photo

#11: Colors of Life
Digital Photo

#12: Teacup Piggy
Paint and Ink

#13: Orchid Man

#14: Phlegmatic

#15: Impossible Reality

#16: Color Scope
Colored Pencil

#17: Bird In A Forest

#18: The One Coming Through
Chalk Pastel

#19: Man's Best Friend
Oil Pastel

#20: Laika the Space Dog
Marker and Acrylics