Harder Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition Winners

September 14, 2020
Press Release
Students from Turlock, Tracy Honored for Works

Modesto, CA – Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced the winners of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition. The Grand Prize-winning student, Martha Wenstrup of Turlock, will have her work “Read Between the Lines” displayed in the United States Capitol Complex for an entire year and receive a free trip to Washington, D.C. to celebrate her achievement after the Coronavirus Pandemic has ended. More information about the winners and photos of their artwork is available below.

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Rep. Harder presents Turlock Resident Martha Wenstrup the Grand Prize

Grand Prize Winner: Martha Wenstrup, Modesto High School for her work "Read Between the Lines" (photos available here).

Second Place: Olivia Taylor, John C. Kimball High School for her work called “Childhood” (photos available here).

Third Place: Caitlynne McNamara, John C. Kimball High School for her work “Contemplation” (photos available here).

The second-place winner’s artwork will be displayed in Rep. Harder’s Washington, DC office and the third-place winner’s piece will be displayed in his Modesto office.  

Twenty-eight students submitted works of art to this year’s competition. Every spring, the Congressional Institute, in concert with local members of Congress, sponsors the Congressional Art Competition, which gives local high school students a chance to compete for the honor of having their work displayed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC. Since 1982, over 650,000 students have competed.