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Congressional Art Competition


Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery

2016 3rd Congressional District Winner

Belle Hulne


About the Congressional Art Competition

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, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition. 

Congressman Paulsen has hosted the Congressional Art Competition annually since 2009, which has showcased the work of hundreds of talented students from the 3rd Congressional District. Each year the grand prize winner is awarded a place for their winning artwork in the halls of Congress for a full year. Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-03) awarded the grand prize in this year’s Third District Congressional Art Competition to Maple Grove High School senior Belle Hulne for her piece “Samuel.” Belle’s piece will be hung in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol for one year.

Please e-mail natalie.cecchini@mail.house.gov for more information regarding the 2017 competition.