Each Spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery Competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning 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.
On Saturday, April 27, 2019, Congressman Mike Levin presented the Winners of the 49th Congressional Art Competition at the Oceanside Museum of Art-OMA.
1st Place – The Soul, by Marina Alberti, San Dieguito Academy. Southwest Airlines is providing two tickets for her to attend a reception in June at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
2nd Place – Faith in the Future, by Katrina Dang, Carlsbad High School
3rd Place – Face Design, by Eladio Villanueva, Carlsbad High School