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Foster Announces Winners of 2016 Congressional Art Competition

May 2, 2016
Press Release

Joliet, IL – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) has announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition from the 11th Congressional District.

“I am really impressed by the skill and creativity displayed by the students who took part in this year’s competition,” said Foster. “It had to be a difficult task for the judges to pick just a few winners, but I think the pieces they chose are going to look great hanging on the walls of the Capitol and in my offices in Washington D.C., Aurora, and Joliet.” 

The first place winner will receive complimentary airfare to Washington, D.C. to see their work displayed in the Capitol. The pieces were reviewed by a panel of local judges and displayed at Congressman Foster’s Joliet District Office.

First Place: Departure by Carlos Flores of West Aurora High School (pictured above)

Second Place: Imagine by Kira Donnelly of Neuqua Valley High School

Third Place: Desolation by Katie Turyna of Downers Grove South High School

The fourth place winner was selected in a Facebook competition where people were able to vote for their favorite submission. The winner of the Facebook vote was The Future by Judson Mitchell III of Downers Grove South High School.

Congressman Foster would like to thank the following individuals for serving as judges for this year’s competition: Christine Fisher, Janet Smith-Peterson, Colleen Stanek, and Ronnie Posley.

All entries from the 11th Congressional District can be found here.