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Rep. Ratcliffe announces Grayson County student as winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Washington, DC, May 9, 2018

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the grand prize winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition: Jennifer Cogswell, a sophomore at Texoma Christian School. Her artwork was selected by a panel of judges who assessed submissions from high school students across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District.

The Congressional Art Competition is an annual competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute, which gives students the opportunity to share their talent with visitors to the Capitol. A grand prize winner from each congressional district is displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year.

Cogswell’s winning artwork, “Wheat Fields of Texas,” was produced using photography.

“Wheat Fields of Texas” by Jennifer Cogswell

“Once again, we had an impressive variety of talent on display during the Congressional Art Competition, and I’d like to congratulate Jennifer for standing out as this year’s first place winner,” Ratcliffe said.

Cogswell, along with the grand prize winners from each congressional district across the country, will be invited to attend an unveiling and award ceremony this summer in Washington.

In addition to the grand prize winner, Ratcliffe will open voting for a People’s Choice award on his Facebook page on May 14. The People’s Choice winner will be announced after voting closes on May 28.