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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Walz Announces Winner of 2015 Congressional Art Competition

May 22, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC [5/22/15] Today, Representative Tim Walz announced the winners of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.

“It is an honor to announce Jillian Hanesworth, a senior at Winona High School, as the winner of this year’s competition,” said Walz. “This is a unique competition that provides the opportunity to showcase the artistic talent of southern Minnesota students and acknowledge our nation’s gifted young artists. I’m looking forward to seeing Jillian’s artwork displayed in the Cannon tunnel at the Capitol.”


1st Place – Jillian Hanesworth, Grade 12, Winona HS, parents – Aaron and Lisa Hanesworth, “Self Elemental,” with graphite.

2nd Place –Krystalin Neary, Grade 10, Saint Peter HS, parents – Jim and Ann Neary, “Freedom is not Free,” painting.

3rd Place- Hanneke van Deursen, Grade 12, Mayo HS in Rochester, parents – Jan van Deursen and Janine van Ree, “Remember your Foundation,” collage.


The first place winner will have their artwork displayed in the Cannon Tunnel, leading to the U.S. Capitol, for an entire year.

The 2nd and 3rd place winner will be displayed in the Walz district offices.

Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the event is a nationwide annual art competition that allows high schools students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability.

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