Texas High Student Wins 2016 Congressional Art Competition
Texas High student Rylie Power is the grand prize winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.
U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, recently made the announcement that Power was the winner of the competition. The grand prize recipient was selected by a panel of judges who assessed submissions from high school students all across the 18 counties in Texas’ Fourth District.
The Congressional Art Competition is an annual competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute, which gives students the opportunity to share their talent with visitors to the Capitol. A grand prize winner from each congressional district is displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year.
Power’s winning artwork, Elephant was produced with a Sharpie marker using a technique called “pointillism” in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.
“We had an exceptionally high level of participation in this year’s art competition, and the diverse array of talent and creativity displayed across the board was truly inspiring,” Ratcliffe said.