Eshoo Announces California’s 18th District Winner of Congressional Art Competition

May 11, 2022
Press Release

PALO ALTO, CACongresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) announced today the 18th Congressional District winner of the Congressional Art Competition. This year, despite the continuing challenges students have faced, Eshoo’s office received 49 entries from students attending 14 high schools and art programs in her Congressional District, and 12 entries from students who reside in her District but attend high school outside of it.

1st Place:

Carina Yee

Saratoga High School

Portrait in Nature

“I’m exceedingly proud of the exceptional works of art produced by the student artists in my District,” Eshoo said. “Student artists have stepped up and furthered their creative pursuits despite the pandemic. Congratulations to Carina and every student who has embraced art to express themselves.”

About the Competition

Since 1982, the Congressional Institute has hosted an annual visual art competition for high school students to recognize artistic talent throughout the nation. Attracting more than 650,000 participants nationwide to date, the competition calls for submissions of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs and computer-generated art. Judging in the 18th Congressional District competition is done by an independent panel of art community members. This year’s judging panel included distinguished local artists Kit Colman, Meredith Forster, Michele Hausman, and tiebreaking judge Reneé de Cossio.

The winning artwork from each congressional district is exhibited in the U.S. Capitol. The winner may receive two round-trip tickets to Washington D.C., depending on COVID-19 restrictions, for the annual awards ceremony and launch of the exhibition courtesy of Southwest Airlines. Each congressional district winner also receives scholarship opportunities from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and other contributions from national sponsors.

Carina Yee, Saratoga High School, Portrait in Nature