2016 Congressional Art Competition Winner


Congratulations to Ms. Katlin Clark from West Jones High School on being selected as the overall winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District. Her artwork entitled “Southern Child” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year, and she will also attend a reception in Washington, DC honoring the 2016 Art Competition winners from every district across the country.

This year we had a record participation of over 140 pieces of exceptional art, and I’m extremely proud of all of our South Mississippi students who participated in the art competition.

For the first time ever, the competition itself took place fully on social media. The artwork was displayed in a virtual gallery on my Facebook page where everyone was encouraged to vote by “liking” their favorite piece of art. The official voting began on April 26th and ended on May 2nd. All of the artwork can still be viewed in the virtual gallery.

Below are the winners of each category who received the highest number of votes online: Overall Winners Name, School, Title, Award Katlin Clark West, Jones High School, Southern Child , Best in Show Mason Dry West , Jones High School, Gulf Coast Lights, Runner Up

Printing Breana Kelley , West Jones High School , Allonge , 1st Place Katlin Clark , West Jones High School, Mississippi Patron, 2nd Place Sam Grafton,West Jones High School, Mississippi Bred, 3rd Place

Photography Aimee Phillips, West Jones High School,The House of Burning Blues, 1st Place Kiernan Riles,St. Martin High School, Path Untraveled, 2nd Place Painting Addison Toop, St. Martin High School, Stargaze, 1st Place Juliana Heise, St. Martin High School, Heartbeat Blossoms, 2nd Place Jacob Graves, West Jones High School, Serenity and Rose Quartz, 3rd Place Mixed Media Kistan Thackwray, Columbia High School, It is hard to explain,1st Place Aimee Phillips, West Jones High School, Mississippi Paint Horse, 2nd Place J.P. Person, West Jones High School, Cruising the Mississippi, 3rd Place Drawing Katlin Clark, West Jones High School, Southern Child, 1st Place Mason Dry, West Jones High School, Gulf Coast Lights, 2nd Place Marie Konopacki , Hancock High School, My Mississippi Home, 3rd Place Collage Kayla Yates, West Jones High School, Ally Cat, 1st Place Josheika Gates, Columbia High School, Mosaic Self Portrait, 2nd Place Bailey Goodnight, Richton High School, Guitar Music, 3rd Place

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