Representative G. K. Butterfield

Representing the 1st District of North Carolina

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Butterfield Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Competition

May 22, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today announced the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, a district-wide high school art competition highlighting young artists in the First District.

The first place winner of the annual competition is Ms. Jiana Brown, a Senior at Hillside High School in Durham, North Carolina.  Jiana said of her winning piece, titled Hope, “when I looked up the ladder… [it made] me remember to never give up and to keep climbing until I reach the top!”

“Each year, I am impressed by the extraordinary talent displayed by student artists living in the First Congressional District,” said Congressman Butterfield.  “This year’s submissions were particularly creative and skillful.  I congratulate Jiana on her inspirational piece, which will be on display in the United States Capitol for the next year.”

As this year’s winner, Jiana’s piece will be displayed in the United States Capitol along with the winning entries from congressional districts around the country.  Jiana will also receive:

  • Two roundtrip airline tickets to Washington, DC to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony on June 29, 2017,
  • A scholarship to attend the summer academy at the Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham, and
  • A $3,000 scholarship from Savannah College of Art & Design.

A panel of three independent judges from across the district selected the first, second, and third place winners.

Butterfield Announces Winner of 2017 Congressional Art Competition
“Hope” by Jiana Brown, Senior at Hillside High School (Durham, NC)

Click here to view the first, second, and third place pieces.

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