Grand Champion’s art will be on display in the Capitol for a year

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Dan Crenshaw announced the winners from the second Congressional District of Texas, of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. This year, 53 pieces of art were submitted by students from seven different high schools across Texas 02. Student participants were from Conroe ISD, The John Cooper School, New Caney ISD, Humble ISD, and Huffman ISD.

The artwork submitted by high schoolers from across the District was on display Friday night at an event held at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in Spring, Texas, where all participants were celebrated and the winners were announced.

“Congratulations to all the students who participated in this fun competition we hold every year to recognize great, young artists,” said Rep. Crenshaw. “I’m so proud of the incredibly talented students we have across our district. It will be an honor to show off the winning artwork in our nation’s capital and our Texas offices.”

Winners were selected in several categories, with the highest honor being the Grand Champion who will have their art displayed in the Capitol for one year.

The 2024 Art Competition winners include:

Grand Champion:

Andrea Shi, 10th grade, The Woodlands College Park High School
Artwork title: One Last Kiss



People’s Choice:

Sienna Dillard, 12th grade, The Woodlands College Park High School
Artwork title: Lone Rider


Most Texan (two students tied):

Karen Solis, 11th grade, Porter High School
Artwork title: First Ride of the Rodeo


Sydnei Sisney, 11th grade, Kingwood Park High School
Artwork title: Texas Inspires


Senior Class winner:

Alyssa Gonzalez, 12th grade, Porter High School
Artwork title: Glorious View


Junior Class winner:

Cheyenne Bueno, 11th grade, Porter High School
Artwork title: Heritage


Sophomore Class winner:

Marisol Pantoja, 10th grade, Porter High School
Artwork title: Bos Taurus


Freshman Class winner:

Amber De La Torre, 9th grade, The Woodlands College Park High School
Artwork title: Foraging at Sunset



Background on the Congressional Art Competition:

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation and each congressional district. Students submit artwork to their Congressional member’s office and winners are selected from eligible entries.

Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.