April 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON  - On Saturday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) hosted his congressional district’s fifth-annual reception for the Congressional Art Competition at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Students from 19 different high schools submitted 172 pieces of art for this year’s competition. These submissions included 66 photographs, 36 paintings, 33 drawings, 27 mixed-media pieces, and 10 other pieces that included computer- generated art. The winner, April Luce of Redondo Union High School, submitted a piece called Cass. 

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who either reside in or attend school in California’s 33rd District. The first-place winner’s art will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol along with winners from Congressional districts across the country. The winner will receive a trip to Washington D.C. in June to be recognized at an awards ceremony. The second and third place winners will have their art displayed for one year in the Congressman’s D.C. or District offices.  First, second, and third place winners, as well as honorable mentions, received scholarships.

“Each year I am always blown away by the talent and creativity that is displayed in the students’ artwork; this year was no exception.” Rep. Lieu said. “I am always excited to see the great talent of the students in the 33rd district. Walking by the Congressional Art Competition exhibit in the U.S. Capitol brings joy to my day. I am excited to see April’s artwork hanging in the exhibit representing our district.”

Below are the results of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition: 

  • 1st Place: April Luce, “Cass” | Grade 10, Redondo Union High School
  • 2nd Place: Hudson Auerbach, “End of the Tunnel” | Grade 11, Beverly Hills High School
  • 3rd Place: Galaxia Miller, “L.A. Familia” | Grade 11, Beverly Hills High School

Honorable Mentions:

  • Photography: Corazon Downey, “Behind the Curtain” | Grade 12, South High School
  • Painting: Kaitlyn Mumford, “After the Party” | Grade 11, Harvard-Westlake School
  • Drawing: Catherine Campbell, “Finding the Point” | Grade 12, Redondo Union High School
  • Mixed Media: Eleah Kang, “Home and Heart” | Grade 11, West High School
  • Member’s Choice: Brooke Findlay, “Inseparable”, South High School, Grade 12
  • Other: Kyra Kraft, “Abby in a Dark Room” | Grade 12, Marlborough School