Wilson Announces Winners of 2016 Congressional Art Competition
On Friday, May 6, 2016, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for South Carolina’s Second Congressional District:
First Place: Ms. Mary Aufuldish, Cardinal Newman High School
Second Place: Mr. Jake Edenfield, Irmo High School
Third Place: Ms. Eva Slagle, Chapin High School
Ms. Aufuldish’s piece, America the Beautiful, will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol with art from all participating districts around the country, and she will have the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. for a reception later this summer.
“For the past 34 years, the Congressional Art Competition has inspired and encouraged young artists,” Wilson said. “I’m grateful to have the opportunity to showcase students from the Second District. Each of the entries was a wonderful representation of the talent in our young artists.”
The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students. Students who are interested in submitting art for the 2017 Annual Congressional Art Competition should visit Wilson’s website next January.