May 12, 2023 | Press Releases

2023 Art Competition


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) announced today that Victoria Sears, a tenth grader at Southside High School in Youngsville, is the winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for Louisiana’s 3rd District.


Victoria’s piece, titled “Kaleidoscope of Trees,” is an impressionistic painting showcasing bald cypress trees positioned to face light. Color is used to display the different interpretations of light and to add beauty to the scene. The combination of trees, water, and sunlight portrays a color-filled “kaleidoscope.”


“Victoria’s artwork is a testament to her skill and creativity,” said Congressman Higgins. “We’re honored to have her art representing the beauty of Louisiana’s 3rd District in the halls of Congress.”


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.

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