WASHINGTON, D.C. - Representative Tom Reed (R-NY23) has announced Megan Clark, a sophomore at Clymer Central High School, is the winner of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition from the 23rd district.
Megan's artwork will be put on display in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C., where thousands of visitors from across the country will view the artwork.
"Congratulations to Megan on her winning entry in this year's contest," Reed said. "I know our panel of judges had some difficult decisions to make again with this year's entries which goes to show what high caliber of talent we have in our area. I am proud to have Megan's photography hang in the Capitol representing our district."
Each of the original entries from high school students throughout the district were judged by a panel of art professors from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Megan's digital photography titled "One Way" will hang in the Capitol for the entire year of the exhibition. Megan has also been invited to the Capitol to attend a ceremony honoring art winners from each Congressional District in the United States.
"I want to thank all students who submitted artwork this year," Reed said. "These entries are impressive and we're excited to have some of the local artwork displayed in our office. The young talent here in our district amazes me and we will continue participating in the Congressional Art Competition so that our students can have their hard work and efforts recognized at the national level."
The United States House of Representatives sponsors a nationwide high school art competition each year to showcase young talent in each Congressional District. Winning artwork from the 23rd district can be viewed by visiting Reed's website, www.Reed.house.gov.