Holmes Norton rolls out art contest winners

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) announced the three winners of her Annual Congressional Arts Competition on Monday.

Angel Perez, a Duke Ellington School of the Arts sophomore, won first place prize with his self-portrait, which will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Perez is planned to also receive scholarships to two art institutions and a laptop computer.

16 students won honorable mention. All participating students received Nationals baseball tickets, and the exhibition of their work in the Congresswoman's NW and SE Congressional District Offices.

"This year's Congressional Arts Competition garnered 310 entries, many of professional quality," Norton said in a statement. "What an artist really wants is to show her work. Millions of people will view these students' work.

The competition categories included painting, drawing, collage, printmaking, photography, and computer-generated art. Some of the art work from this year's contest will also appear on city buses.

-Jordy Yager

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