Wilson Announces Winners of Congressional Art Competition

May 18, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) announced the winners of the 2015 Annual Congressional Art Competition for the South Carolina’s Second Congressional District:

  • First Place: Ms. Melaney Mottsey, Aiken High School
  • Second Place: Ms. Aika Ishimori, Irmo High School
  • Third Place: Ms. Michaela Shaffner, Irmo High School

Ms. Mottsey’s piece, Existence, 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.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to showcase so many talented young artists from the Second District. Each student who participated demonstrated clear talent, and I was very impressed by their work,” Wilson said.

All of the art submitted this year can be viewed on Congressman Wilson’s Facebook page.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students.  Students who are interested in submitting art for the 2016 Annual Congressional Art Competition should visit Wilson’s website next January.