U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced that Gabriela Cicogna Santos, a senior at Mt. Zion High School, is the winner of this year’s 13th District Congressional Art Competition. Santos' artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year and she will also be invited to attend the official ceremony honoring Congressional Art Competition winners from across the country this summer in Washington, DC.
Santos' submission, "The Colosseum,” was selected by judges, Mikki Bell from InsideOut: Accessible Art Gallery and Cooperative in Bloomington, and Minnie Gillespie, from the Central IL African American History Museum in Springfield, from among 33 entries submitted by area high school students. The two judges also selected second and third place winners whose art work will be on display in Davis' district offices.
My Tran, a senior at Maroa-Forsyth High School, was selected as the second place winner with her submission, "Aurora" and Cami Stieren, a junior at Edwardsville High School, was selected as third place winner with her submission, "Seafoam Mischief."
The Women's Choice Award winner is "Not Yet Defined" by senior Brooke Gibbs from Northwestern High School. This award was chosen by women who attended a fostering women leadership event hosted by Davis
Additionally, the "fan favorite" chosen by Davis' Facebook followers was Emily Kloostra, a sophomore from Edwardsville High School with her submission, "I Have a Secret."