Congressman Jerry McNerney

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Rep. McNerney Announces Winners of 2018 Congressional Art Competition

May 10, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC – Each year, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) honors the participants of the annual Congressional Art Competition by holding an exhibition to highlight all submitted artwork and announce the winners for the competition.  

“I’m proud to have the opportunity to recognize these talented young artists and showcase their hard work and creativity,” said Congressman McNerney. “Each year, I am inspired by the passion and expression these young people put into their work, and I look forward to displaying the winning submissions in my offices and the halls of the Capitol.”

The annual Congressional Art Competition invites high school students each year to submit their artwork to be evaluated by a panel of independent judges. The first place winner is flown to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception held for first place winners from each district and to view their artwork on display in the Capitol building.  The second place winner’s artwork is displayed in Congressman McNerney’s Washington, D.C. office, and the third and fourth place winners’ submissions are displayed in his district offices.

Photos of the winners’ submissions are available for publication.

1st Place:

Nida Haneef

12th Grade

Ronald E. McNair High School - Stockton, CA

“Breathe” – Drawing, Ink

2nd Place:

Malissa Orton

12th Grade

Ronald E. McNair High School - Stockton, CA

“Protest” (Voices Silent) – Photography

3rd Place:

Nicole Chen

10th Grade

Ronald E. McNair High School - Stockton, CA

“Harvest” – Pen

4th Place:

Ly Tran

11th Grade

Ronald E. McNair High School - Stockton, CA

“Lighthouse” – Oil and Pastel

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Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney.