Newhouse Announces 2018 Congressional High School Art Competition Winners

May 4, 2018
Press Release

SUNNYSIDE – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the Fourth Congressional District:

“Congratulations to Karen Billingsley on her winning entry in the Fourth Congressional District High School Art Competition, and I commend all students who participated in this year’s contest,” said Rep. Newhouse. “All of the entries showed amazing artistic skill and talent, and I am grateful for the work of community judges who assisted in reviewing the artwork. I will proudly display these pieces in the U.S. Capitol and congressional offices in Washington, D.C., Yakima, and the Tri-Cities for all visitors to enjoy.”

Rep. Newhouse’s advisory committee comprised of Fourth District residents helped select the winning entry. Rep. Newhouse has invited the winner to have her work displayed at the U.S. Capitol complex. The winning entry, 1965, by Karen Billingsley from Ephrata High School, will be hung in the U.S. Capitol alongside winning entries from congressional districts across the country for one year. The winner will be invited to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception sponsored by the Congressional Institute, which holds the annual competition. Rep. Newhouse has also invited second-place winner Anna Smith at Three Rivers HomeLink to hang her entry, Tranquility, in his D.C. office. Rep. Newhouse invited tied third-place winner Emilee Black at West Valley High School to display Goat Rocks in his Yakima office and Katrina Sybouts at West Valley High School to display The Golden Hour in his Tri-Cities office.

Winner: 1965, Karen Billingsley, 12th grade, Ephrata High School

Second Place: Tranquility, Anna Smith, 10th grade, Three Rivers HomeLink

Third Place Tie: Goat Rocks, Emilee Black, 12th grade, West Valley High School

                           The Golden Hour, Katrina Sybouts, 12th grade, West Valley High School

You can view the entries on Rep. Newhouse’s Facebook page here.