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Winning Artwork Announced in 2018 Congressional Art Competition

May 15, 2018
Press Release

Kansas City, MO – On Thursday, May 10th, students who participated in the annual Congressional Art Competition hosted by Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) gathered at a reception, where the winners for the 6th Congressional District competition were announced.  At the gathering, which was held at Graves’ district office in Kansas City, several young artists were recognized for their work.

The following works were selected for awards:

  • First Place: The Moment After Goodbye by Collin Riggins, Staley High School, Kansas City
  • Second Place: John Doe by Brittany Armstrong, Platte County High School, Kansas City
  • Third Place: Upside Down by Olivia Mayberry, Liberty High School, Liberty

            “I’m impressed every year with the high level of talent that our high schoolers display in this competition. All of the artwork that was entered this year was excellent,” Graves said.

“I’d like to thank everyone who participated and especially congratulate our winners.”

High school students from Kansas City to Louisiana, MO and everywhere in between in North Missouri submitted artwork for this years’ competition. The artwork was judged by Northwest Missouri State University’s art department. The first place artwork will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in the US Capitol complex.

            PHOTOS:

First Place: The Moment After Goodbye by Collin Riggins, Staley High School, Kansas City

            

 

            Second Place: John Doe by Brittany Armstrong, Platte County High School, Kansas City

           

 

            Third Place: Upside Down by Olivia Mayberry, Liberty High School, Liberty

 

 

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