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Rep. Royce Celebrates 2018 Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, April 30, 2018 | comments

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) hosted the 2018 Congressional Art Contest Award Ceremony at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton, California this past Saturday. Over 200 local high school students from California's 39th Congressional district displayed their artwork for the public, and awards were presented to two dozen students. A panel of independent, local judges determined the winning submissions. The winner of the online, public contest known as the “Fan Favorite” was also recognized with an award.

Before announcing the winners, Rep. Royce stated, “I am excited to once again be sponsoring this effort to discover our community's talented young artists. For over ten years, my office has collected the finest artwork from local students and recognized the very best of our artists in Washington D.C. In support of our youth, I will continue working to provide opportunities that will encourage them to pursue their artistic dreams.”


Christine Zhou from Diamond Bar High School (pictured below) won first place for her piece “Portal into a World of Dreams,” which will be on display in the Capitol for one year alongside winners from other congressional districts. Christine's piece was also selected as the “Fan Favorite” which received 480 votes out of a total of 4,606 votes.

Maille Uyehara from Glen A. Wilson High School
won second place for “Wake Up, Sleepyhead!”

Seokwon Lee from Buena Park High School won third place for “Me.”

Other submissions that received special recognition from the local judges are listed below.


(Student Name)

(Title of Art)


Photography & Digital

Sydney Ogden

Behind the Blue

El Camino Real High School


Jonathan Sanders

Smoke Screen

Fullerton Union High School

Leonardo Ramirez

Prigionera di Primavera

Fullerton Union High School

Zizhao Zhang

Just A Little Smell

Troy High School

Yinjie Hero Xu


Southlands Christian School

Xuan (Leo) Wang

My Room-mate Alex Z

Southlands Christian School

Best (digital)

Yusi (Alice) Liu


Southlands Christian School

Best (photo)

Margeaux Lau

Isabella Study

Fullerton Union High School

General Category

Anet Filatoff

Natural Beauty

Los Altos High School

Hendrix Hernandez

Little Cottage

Los Altos High School

Elizabeth Medina

Devastation of a well known moment

Glen A. Wilson

Maille Uyehara

Paint Myself American

Glen A. Wilson

Victoria Kozak

Keep the mind's eye open

Rowland High School

Yesenia Gomez

Far Out

Buena Park High School

Ashley Smith

Broken But Not Destroyed

Buena Park High School

Seokwon Lee


Buena Park High School

Youngsoeng Ryu

Lunch Time!

Buena Park High School

Maria Dominguez

New Chapter

Brea Olinda High School

Edward Zhang

The Secret Garden

L.A. County High School for the Arts

Esther Lo


Southlands Christian School

Best Conceptual

Renee Kao


Ayala High School

All art entries were published on Rep. Royce's Facbeook page and can be found HERE

The Congressional Art Competition is a national contest organized once a year to give high school students the opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities. All high school students within California's 39th Congressional District are encouraged to submit their favorite piece of original art to the competition. The Grand Prize Winner of the competition receives 2 complimentary round trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to see their artwork displayed in the Capitol Building, and is invited to an exclusive reception in their honor. Only one winner will be chosen for each Congressional District.

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