Congressman Daniel Webster (FL-11) recently announced that Annabelle Pullen, a Lake Minneola High School student, is his district’s first-place winner in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Pullen’s entry will be prominently displayed in the main walkway from House Office Buildings to the Capitol, the Cannon Tunnel, where it will be viewed for an entire year by Members of Congress, staff, and visitors from around the country. Pullen will be honored at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. later this year.
“The judges and I were in awe of the overwhelming amount of quality artwork submitted by 86 exceptionally talented high school students,” said Rep. Webster. “This is the biggest turnout so far in our annual Congressional Art Competition. The spectacular artwork and record turnout is a reflection of the emphasis that our schools are placing on the arts, and I am pleased to be a part of encouraging the next generation of artistic talent.”
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries.