Sandy Springs, GA–Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) has announced the winners of the 2022 Sixth District Congressional Art Competition. McBath recently congratulated the top 3 winners and sent certificates of recognition to all competition participants.
“Once again, I am truly stunned by the talent and creativity that is thriving right here in our communities,” said McBath. “I want to offer my congratulations not only to our top three winners, but to every single student who offered their gifts in the arts by participating in this year’s competition. I am so proud that these pieces of artwork will hang in my offices and in the halls of our nation’s Capitol.”
The winners of the Sixth District 2022 Congressional Art Competition are:
First Place: “In Absentia: Stuck in Her Mind” by Kate Kwon (Chattahoochee High School)
Second Place: “Modern Venus” by Samantha McCarthy (The Mount Vernon School)
Third Place: “In my shoes” by Kaylyn Zhong (Northview High School)
The first-place winner of the competition will have their work displayed in the Cannon Tunnel at the U.S. Capitol. The second-place winner will have their work displayed in Rep. McBath’s Washington, D.C. office. The third-place winner will have their work displayed in Rep. McBath’s Sandy Springs District Office.
In total, over one hundred students competed in the 2022 Sixth District Congressional Art Competition. High schools represented in the competition included Atlanta International School, Ben Franklin Academy, Centennial High School, Chamblee High School, The Galloway School, Independence High School, Johns Creek High School, Lassiter High School, The Mount Vernon School, Northview High School, SKA Academy, St. Pius X Catholic High School, Walton Comprehensive High School, Wheeler High School, and Woodward Academy.
Founded in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition celebrates and promotes the arts in high schools across America. Over 650,000 students have participated in this competition since its inception. This was Rep. McBath’s fourth year hosting the competition for the Sixth District.