LOS ANGELES, C.A. – Today, Congressman Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) announced the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition at an award ceremony at the Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts honoring young artists from California’s 34th Congressional District. 

“This year, my office received over 40 incredible drawings, paintings, and photographs that explored the unique stories and cultural traditions of our city — and I'm absolutely blown away by the talent we have in the 34th Congressional District,” said Congressman Gomez. “I want to thank the students who shared their personal stories and artistic ability with my office.” 

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The winning artworks are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. 

This year’s winners are as follows: 

First Place: “Little Supermarket” by Chaepin Kim (Immaculate Heart High School) 

Second Place: “ideals and illusions” by Sunhye Park (New Covenant Academy) 

Third Place: “The Tower” by Lina Chang (Larchmont Charter School) 

People’s Choice Winner: “Just Like Fish” by Evelyn Song (Bishop Conaty – Our Lady of Loretto High School) 

Photos of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition Awards Ceremony can be found here. 

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