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Larson Announces Winner of First Congressional District Art Competition

June 2, 2021
Press Release

Hartford, CT-  Yesterday, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced the winner of the First Congressional District Art Competition during a virtual ceremony. The competition is open to high school students in Connecticut’s First District. 44 students participated in this year’s competition. Lynn Blot of Hartford, who attends Wethersfield High School, was selected as the winner with her piece, Unnatural Change.

“Congratulations to Lynn for winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition, and thank you to all of our participants for submitting such incredible work,” said Larson. “This year’s competition drew a record number of participants, which makes me incredibly proud of the amount of talent we have here in the First District. During a year where our country experienced a devastating pandemic and protests against racial inequities, the arts played a critical role in nurturing our spirits and giving people an outlet for creative expression.”

The judges also recognized the following submissions:

Juror's Choice Award - # 4 Catherine Adamczyk / Hold Tight

Social Justice Award - # 36 Autumn Sankofa / I Can't Breathe

Mixed Media Award - # 5 Nick Loban / Retribution

Honorable Mentions:

- # 7 Alexa Caron / Indecisive

- # 12 Eileen Chen / Birthday

- # 13 Grace O'Rourke / Daydream Believer

- # 20 Matthew Rostkowski / Fenced In World

- # 28 Kate Anziel / Beauty Within

The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 to allow members of Congress the opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talents of the youth in their communities.  Since its creation, over 650,000 students nationwide have participated in the competition.