LaMalfa announces winner of 2023 Congressional Art Competition

Marysville High School freshman Iliana Walters won the Congressional Art Contest with her piece, “Growth and Bloom.”

Congressman Doug LaMalfa announced the winner of the Spring 2023 Congressional Art Competition. Marysville High School freshman Iliana Walters won for her piece, “Growth and Bloom.” The annual Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 1st District. This year’s theme is “Food Grows Where Water Flows.”

“I’m pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition is Marysville High School freshman Iliana Walters,” LaMalfa said. “Her piece, ‘Growth and Bloom,’ beautifully captured this year’s theme, ‘Food Grows Where Water Flows.’ I’m pleased to have this piece placed in the halls of the capitol for all to see.”

The winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol along with other contest winners from all the other congressional districts nationwide. The winner not only receives the honor of having their art hang in the capitol exhibition but will also receive two tickets (for the student and one guardian) from Southwest Airlines to fly to Washington, D.C. and take part in viewing their art in the exhibition.

There will also be a reception in the U.S. Capitol held in honor of the Congressional Art Competition Winners. There are two different scholarship opportunities for the winners of this art competition, one scholarship is for Savannah College of Art and Design and the other for Tennessee Wesleyan College. The winners of the competition that enroll in one of these schools will receive a scholarship of $3,000.