Congressman Lipinski Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition Winner

On Monday Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) named Lockport Township High School Junior Ellie Anselmo as the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for the Third District of Illinois. Rep. Lipinski met Ellie outside his Lockport district office to congratulate her on winning the competition.

Anselmo used watercolor, marker, and the rule of thirds to create her work entitled Worried about the wrong masks. Ellie’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year alongside winning pieces from other Congressional districts across the country.

“Since 1982, the Congressional Art Competition has celebrated some of the most talented young artists from around the country,” said Rep. Lipinski. “Ellie Anselmo is an outstanding exemplar of this talent. It was great to have the opportunity to meet with and congratulate Ellie and her parents, and to hear about her future plans.

“Thank you to all the students who participated in this year’s competition,” continued Lipinski. “As a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus, I am proud to support the arts in the Third District and across the nation. Thank you to our area art teachers for the dedication they show to our students, especially during this time of distance learning.”

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to recognize the artistic talents of high school students in their district. The competition is open to all high school students. The Congressional Institute estimates that over 650,000 high school students have participated in the competition over the last 38 years.

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