WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) has announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition, a contest held among high school students in Texas’ 13th Congressional District.
Jackson said: “I am pleased to congratulate Devotion, Hayden, and Keely on placing in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Every piece of artwork submitted showcased just how gifted and bright the students of our district are. I thank all who participated, including the teachers who helped facilitate the contest, and I look forward to seeing Devotion’s work hang in our Nation’s Capitol later this year.”
As this year’s first place winner, Devotion Rodriguez’s piece, titled For the Ones We Love, will hang in the United States Capitol alongside other districts’ winning pieces for one year. Devotion is a senior at Rider High School in Wichita Falls.
Placing second for his piece titled Restless, Hayden Nguyen is a sophomore at Rider High School in Wichita Falls.
Keely Low placed third for her piece, titled The New West. Keely is a senior at Randall High School in Amarillo. Hayden’s and Keely’s artwork will hang in Congressman Jackson’s Wichita Falls and Amarillo offices for one year, respectively.
The Congressional Art Competition has recognized the artistic talents of young students nationwide since 1982. Over 30 students from 11 different high schools participated in our local competition this year. Submissions consisted of photographs, drawings, and paintings.