WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that Miya Fontenot, a rising senior at Iota High School in Acadia Parish, is the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Louisiana’s 3rd District. This year’s theme was “America, Land that I Love.”
Miya’s artwork titled “One Nation Under God” is a painting of the Constitution on old paper inside the outline of the United States. A pair of praying hands sit on top of the country as a reminder that we are “one nation under God.”
“I’m very impressed with the skill and creativity of the 3rd District’s young artists, and the judges had a difficult decision,”said Congressman Higgins. “Miya’s artwork is a reminder of our Constitution and the freedoms defined therein. She is a brilliant artist, and it’s an honor to have her artwork representing the 3rd District in the U.S. Capitol.”
Miya’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year as part of a national exhibit.
About the Congressional Art Competition
Each spring, the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors an art competition for high school students. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.