Congressional Art Competition Winners Announced

Apr 9, 2013 Issues: Education

LITTLE ROCK – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) announced this year’s winners of the Congressional Art Competition last evening at a ceremony in Conway.  The competition, which was open to all high school students in Arkansas’s Second Congressional District, offers the winning participant the opportunity to have his artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

“This year’s competition was the most competitive one we’ve had in three years of sponsoring the contest.  We had over 70 entries from high school students representing 18 schools across the Second Congressional District.  I want to congratulate everyone who participated and thank our distinguished judges and the Arkansas Educational Television Network for hosting this year’s gallery.”

Dalton Hartwick’s “Floating Away in Space” entry won the first place title, and Dalton James’ “See the Soup” received second place recognition.  Both are students at Vilonia High School.  Katie McCain, a student at Episcopal Collegiate School, won third place with her work entitled “Swede Abroad.” 

As the overall winner, Hartwick will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend the National Award and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony and will be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. 

The artwork was juried by Dan Koops, outreach producer at AETN, Tina Lake, fine arts instructor at UACCM, Beth Lambert, adjunct professor of art at Hendrix College, Paul Leopoulos, co-founder of the THEA Foundation, and Sandra Luckett, professor at UCA.

See photos from the Awards Reception at