Congressional Art Competition 2021

Each year the Congressional Art Competition provides members of the U.S. House of Representatives an opportunity to showcase the artistic talent of high school students within their districts. Students from the 1st District of Texas can submit one piece of original artwork for the opportunity to have their work displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

Congratulations to these exceptionally talented students for their outstanding achievement in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for the 1st Congressional District of Texas!


     Hayley Jasper / Hawkins High School / Graphite on Paper / “Diamond Days”


     Darah Lawrence /  Lufkin High School / Graphite & White Ink on Paper / “Looking for Love”


     Bea Canlas / Carthage High School / Acrylic / “Very Well”


     Joseph Evan Benedict / Bishop TK Gorman Catholic School / Photography “Renaissance”

Flores / Carthage High School / Watercolor & White Gel Pen / “Bored Yet?”

 Keilah Knight / Chapel Hill High School / Colored Pencil / “Jackie Lou”

Meibel Padilla Carranza / Henderson Senior High School / Acrylic Paint / “City Sunset”