Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) announced the winners of the Artistic Discovery Competition on Sunday. Two are from Pasadena schools.
Now in its 34th year, the nationwide competition is sponsored by Members of Congress to promote and recognize the artistic achievements of students. Winners were selected from over 200 submissions by a committee of judges that took into account style, technique, originality, and creativity. The winning work will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol building for a year with other winning pieces from around the country while other selections will be hung in Congresswoman Chu’s Washington DC and district offices.
All the winners will also receive scholarships.
“Art is a powerful tool that helps our society move forward. It teaches us to love and to understand, to think and reflect, it inspires us to dream and to reach for the stars,” Chur said. “This year’s honorees are a group of diverse and highly talented students who represent all of these values. Their artwork puts on display an incredible amount of talent. I’m so proud of all the young artists who took part.”
The winners this year are:
First Place – Peggy Luk, Arcadia High School
Second Place – Rebecca Kruger, Glendora High School
Third Place – Leona Chen, Temple City High School
Judges Choice – Rebekah Li, Temple City High School
Honorable Mention – Aimee Niu, Marantha High School
Honorable Mention – Briana Shen, Arcadia High School
Honorable Mention – Lilium Wu, Polytechnic High School
Honorable Mention – Areli Arellano, Alhambra High School