Loebsack Announces Winner of 2014 Congressional Art Contest People’s Choice Award PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 06 May 2014 13:39

“Old Man” by Brianna Paup to be displayed in U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that a pencil drawing by Brianna Paup, a junior at North Cedar High School in Stanwood, was selected to represent Iowa’s Second Congressional District in the 2014 Congressional Art Contest. For the first time, the People’s Choice Award winner was selected in an online competition in which nearly 2,500 votes were cast. Paup’s winning drawing, “Old Man,” was one of a record 167 entries from 13 different high schools in 10 counties. It will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and Paup will receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. to attend the unveiling as well as a reception held to honor all of this year’s winners.

“Each year I am more and more impressed by the creativity, ingenuity, and talent of our local high school students. I send my congratulations to all of the young artists whose record number of submissions made it a very close contest this year. I especially want to congratulate Brianna and look forward to welcoming her and her family to Washington and seeing her artwork hang in the U.S. Capitol,” said Loebsack.

The artwork of the first and second runners-up will be displayed in Loebsack’s district offices in Davenport and Iowa City. The first runner-up was a photograph by Pimpaporn Teerathammongkol, a senior at Davenport West High School, entitled “Sunset in Iowa.” The second runner-up was a painting by Alli Herr, a freshman at Keokuk High School, entitled “Silhouette Tree.”

Winner:  Brianna Paup, North Cedar High School

Old Man

First Runner-up:  Pimpaporn Teerathammongkol, Davenport West High School

Sunset in Iowa

Second Runner-up:  Alli Herr, Keokuk High School

Silhouette Tree

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who is judging this?
written by sofia perez, May 07, 2014
the 2014 winner for the congressional art contest is a self-portrait. since when does a self-portrait win? not to mention its not artistically good & it shows no emotion. not to mention the lack of shading, texture and over all media, seriously who is judging these contest? last years winner was reasonable but not this years.

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