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Rep. Ratcliffe announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition finalists, launches People’s Choice contest

Washington, DC, May 14, 2018

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today the finalists from the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges who assessed submissions from high school students across the 18 counties in Texas’ 4th District.

“I was incredibly impressed by all of the submissions we received in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. I’d like to congratulate each student who was named a finalist, and I’m looking forward to seeing which piece will stand out as the favorite in this year’s People’s Choice contest,” Ratcliffe said.

The finalists and their artwork are as follows:

“Colorful Portrait” by Desirae Barrera of Rockwall High School, oil on glass

“Rockwall at Dusk” by Rhianna Swift of Rockwall High School, acrylic

“A Good Friend” by Kelsie Brouillette of Rockwall High School, gouache

“Time is Running Out” by Brittany Ables of Rockwall High School, ink and paint

“Favorite Day” by Min-Suk Cha of Rockwall High School, acrylic paint

“Not Blue” by Isabella Gonzalez of Rockwall High School, acrylic paint on paper

“Spoils of Faith” by Noah Self of Allen High School, colored pencil

“I Spy” by Susana Teichroeb of Chisum High School, colored pencil

“Endurance” by McKenzie Brown of Texas High School, mixed media

“Angel” by Sarah Leano of Sulphur Springs High School, block print

“Hands Wrapped Around Scissors” by Gabrielle Shreve of Prosper High School, prismacolor

All finalists were automatically entered into the People’s Choice contest, where the piece that receives the most votes on Facebook between May 14 and 28 will be announced as the winner.

Click here to view the People’s Choice gallery and to cast your vote by hitting “like” on your favorite artwork submission.

In addition to the People’s Choice finalists, Jennifer Cogswell from Texoma Christian School was named as the grand prize winner for the 4th District of Texas the panel of judges last week.