• May 16, 2022
 Congresswoman Escobar reveals 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners

Immigration by Brissa Cervantes from Riverside High School

Congresswoman Escobar reveals 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16) hosted a virtual awards ceremony to announce the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Texas’ 16th Congressional District high school students, where she revealed the winner for this year, and honored the participants.

Brissa Cervantes, a senior at Riverside High School, won the competition with her piece titled “Immigration,” which will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year.

“It is my pleasure to congratulate Brissa Cervantes and all the aspiring young artists for enriching the 2021 Congressional Art Competition with their talent, creativity, and skills.” said Congresswoman Escobar.

“I commend them for continuing to explore their artistic interest in the midst of a pandemic and using art to bring hope for what lies ahead. I would like to thank the judges, teachers, family members, and of course, the artists for their dedication to the arts and participation in this competition.”

Students from 19 high schools within Texas’ 16th Congressional District submitted 98 pieces of art for this year’s competition. A virtual gallery is available for public viewing here.

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.

Below are the results of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition:

1st Place: Brissa Cervantes, Immigration | Riverside High School
2nd Place: Camila Marquez, What She Remembers | Eastwood High School
3rd Place: Gwen Palomares, A Walk Down Her Street | Bel Air High School
People’s Choice Award: Carmen Hernandez, Expect the Unexpected | Montwood High School

Honorable Mentions:

Aileen Monserrat, The Year 2020 | Ysleta High School
Sabrina Ortega, Shining Memories | Riverside High School
Dania Briones, Walk Through Ataraxia | Valle Verde Early College High School
Eren Castro, Windflower | Chapin High School
Ilia Ortiz, Summer of ‘70 | Montwood High School
Joshua Granillo, United by Culture | Bel Air High School
Sabrina Teran, Warmth | Eastwood High School

Teacher with Most Participation:

Mr. Ramiro Ordoñez, 15 submissions | Bel Air High School

To watch the 2021 Congressional Art Competition Virtual Awards Ceremony, click here.

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