Gilmour Has Two of Four Winners in 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Dave Joyce’s office recently released the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Ohio’s 14th Congressional District and Gilmour had two students place among the four winners. 

Meghan Bhanoo ’22, an AP Art student studying photography, won with her photo titled, “Starlight Ride.” Additionally, Kelsey Hearns ’22 placed fourth with her submission, “Buffalo Beauty.”

Bhanoo and Hearns were selected from 147 applicants from seven high schools.

The annual contest run by the U.S. House of Representatives allows high school students from across the country to showcase their artistic abilities. As the district’s first-place winner, Bhanoo’s artwork will be on display in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year and Hearns’ fourth-place piece will be displayed in the Congressman’s District offices for one year.

Asked about the contest, Joyce said, “I want to thank all the students who submitted an entry, as well as the parents and art teachers who have helped foster their love of the arts … I can’t wait to see their artwork hung up in the U.S. Capitol ... and my District offices.”

Read the press release from Congressman Joyce’s office, which includes quotes from Bhanoo as well as photography instructor Mark Most.

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