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Maloney Announces Winner of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

May 18, 2021
Press Release

Maloney Announces Winner of 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Newburgh, NY – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. 

This year’s Grand Prize winner is Lissette Conklin, of Monroe-Woodbury High School. Her winning charcoal drawing is titled “Boots.” Kimberly Marquez won this year’s Facebook Fan Favorite for “Boy Under the Bridge.”

“Despite the disruptions and challenges so many students faced this year, we had a record number of submissions. Nearly 100 student artists here in the Hudson Valley participated in this great tradition. Thank you to every student who submitted their artwork. I am proud to represent so many talented young artists,” said Rep. Maloney. “Congratulations to Lissette for taking home the Grand Prize and to Kimberly for winning the Facebook Fan Favorite. I look forward to seeing Lissette’s charcoal drawing displayed in the halls of Congress.”

Lissette’s artwork, “Boots,” will be displayed for a year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. All participants will receive a certificate. The album for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition entries can be found on Rep. Maloney’s Facebook page

Grand Prize Winner

Boots,” charcoal drawing, by Lissette Conklin, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Monroe, NY

Facebook Fan Favorite

Boy Under the Bridge,” photograph, by Kimberly Marquez, Monroe-Woodbury High School, Central Valley, NY 

Since 1982, hundreds of thousands of students from across the country have participated in the competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute, which encourages Members of Congress to recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. More information on the competition can be found here.

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