Congressional Art Competition

Congresswoman Kristi Noem has announced the
2017 Congressional Art Competition Winners

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1st Place Winner, Ashley Geraets, Sioux Falls

Image of hands being washed under running water. Water flows from simple floating spigot. Two small fish swim in streaming water. Water flows into small pool surrounded by green plants and purple flowers. A doe and fawn wade in the pond. The doe (at left) drinking and fawn (at right) looks at viewer.

colored pencil drawing, “Aqua Vitae (Water is Life).”


2nd Place Winner, Olivia Heinecke, Sisseton

Portrait (shoulders and face) of a young woman facing right. Face is turned over right shoulder looking at viewer. Brown hair braided down her neck and tied back. Forehead, cheecks, and nose covered with redish freckles. Blue eye look to the viewer at far left.

painting, “Freckles.”

2016 Congressional Art Competition 1st and 2nd place winners:

William Drzycimski of Sioux Falls won first place for the painting depicting
Queen Rock in Palisades State Park

Ashley Geraets of Sioux Falls won second place for the colored pencil piece

Please use the links below for information on the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.
Please read the press release for more information on this program
Congressional Art Press Release (pdf)

2017 Art Submission Checklist (pdf)
2017 Changes to the program and instructions (pdf)
2017 Rules for Students and Teachers (pdf)
2017 Student Release Form (pdf)