Newhouse Announces Winners of 2019 Congressional Art Competition

May 10, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the Fourth District:

“Congratulations, Meredith, on your winning entry and thank you to all the students who submitted artwork to this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” said Rep. Newhouse. “This has become an excellent tradition, and I always enjoy seeing the work of talented Central Washington artists. Thank you to the community judges who helped review the artwork, and I look forward to seeing the pieces displayed in the U.S. Capitol and my district offices.”

Rep. Newhouse’s advisory committee comprised of Fourth District residents helped select the winning entry. The winning entry, A Million Dots of Diversity by Meredith Sconce of Almira Coulee Hartline 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 visit Washington, D.C. to attend a reception sponsored by the Congressional Institute, which hosts the annual competition. Rep. Newhouse has invited the second and third place winners, Leif Weigel of Okanogan High School (Poppy) and Mary Grace Running Teske of West Valley High School (Puppy Love), to hang their art in the Yakima and Tri-Cities District Offices.

Winner: A Million Dots of Diversity, Meredith Sconce, 9th grade, Almira Coulee Hartline High School


Second Place: Poppy, Leif Weigel, 11th grade, Okanogan High School


Third Place: Puppy Love, Mary Grace Running Teske, 11th grade, West Valley High School

Click here to view all entries.