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Congressman Peterson Announces Congressional Art Competition Winners

WASHINGTON - Congressman Collin C. Peterson is pleased to announce the winners of the Congressional Art Competition from Minnesota's Seventh Congressional District.

"I am always proud of the art created by high school students for this competition," Peterson said. "I appreciate all the participants' hard work and I look forward to seeing local art showcased in Washington D.C."

Jenika Moen of Bagley is this year's winner of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, for her acrylic painting Prince. Jenika will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to view her work alongside other winners from across the country.

This year's runner-up is Bluest of Waters, an acrylic painting by Jade Bedel of Clara City. Her work will be displayed in Congressman Peterson's District office in Detroit Lakes.

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the country. The Competition began in 1982 as an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high-school students have participated in the nation-wide contest.

Visitors will be able to see the art work Prince displayed in the tunnel that connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol.


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