Graves Announces Winners of 2022 Congressional Art Competition

Published 7:03 am Wednesday, May 25, 2022

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 BATON ROUGE, LA – U.S. Congressman Garret Graves announced the winners of the Louisiana 6th Congressional District Art Competition. Winning first place was Enzo Rovai, a student at Baton Rouge Magnet High School (BRMHS). His artwork will be showcased in the corridor leading to the U.S. Capitol building for the next year. Judging is conducted by the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and more specifically in each congressional district.

While Enzo’s first place portrait titled “Don’t Stare” will hang in the halls of the U.S. Capitol, the other winners will be displayed in Congressman Graves’ other offices.

The following winners from the 6th Congressional District were also announced, and their photos will be displayed in the local offices:

2nd Place:

  • Lauren Rogers
  • School: Central High School
  • “Louisiana Birds of the Bayou”

3rd Place:

  • Isadora Hayes
  • School: BRMHS
  • “An Afternoon in Baton Rouge”

4th Place:

  • Anh-Tu Nguyen
  • School: St. Michael’s High School
  • “Bird Food”

5th Place:

  • Shelbie Witty
  • School: Vanderbilt Catholic High School
  • “1960 Impala”

6th Place:

  • Sara Shaffer
  • School: University Laboratory School
  • “Hidden”

Additionally, we let folks on Facebook weigh in and cast their vote, and they selected:

Facebook Favorite:

  • Name: Amaya Dew
  • School: St. Charles Catholic
  • “Just Me”

To view all the photos in the Facebook Contest, click here.