With a podium sweep of the 2021 Congressional Artwork Competitors, and five other folks placing in the Best 10, the Ysleta ISD Visual Arts packages again proved to be the types to defeat this year.

“The 2021 Congressional Artwork Awards contest was just yet another case in point of their amazing accomplishment,” Ysleta ISD officials shared.  “YISD has gained 13 of the last 14 several years in this contest, and this year’s success and achievement are astounding.”

Of the over 100 entries into this contest, YISD educational facilities took 8 of the prime 10 finalist positions and won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

Congresswoman Veronica Escobar hosted a digital awards ceremony to announce the 2021 Congressional Art Opposition winners for Texas’ 16th Congressional District superior school pupils. Brissa Cervantes, a senior at Riverside Significant School, gained the competitiveness with her piece titled “Immigration,” which will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Making for 1 yr.

“It is my pleasure to congratulate Brissa Cervantes and all the aspiring youthful artists for enriching the 2021 Congressional Art Level of competition with their expertise, creativeness, and expertise,” stated Congresswoman Escobar. “I commend them for continuing to explore their creative interest amid a pandemic and employing artwork to bring hope for what lies in advance. I would like to thank the judges, lecturers, relatives customers, and of program, the artists for their perseverance to the arts and participation in this opposition.”

Every single spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide significant college visible art level of competition to realize and persuade creative expertise in the country and every single congressional district.

Due to the fact the Inventive Discovery level of competition started in 1982, extra than 650,000 higher faculty learners have participated.

Learners submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists pick out the successful entries. Winners are acknowledged the two in their district and at an once-a-year awards ceremony in Washington, DC. In addition, the winning works are shown for a single 12 months at the U.S. Capitol.

Learners from 19 superior educational facilities inside Texas’ 16th Congressional District submitted over 100 items of art for this year’s levels of competition.

Beneath are the results of the 2021 Congressional Artwork Levels of competition:

1st Location: Brissa Cervantes, Immigration |- Riverside Substantial University

2nd Spot: Camila Marquez, What She Remembers – Eastwood Significant School

3rd Place: Gwen Palomares, A Walk Down Her Street – Bel Air Large Faculty

Honorable Mentions:

Aileen Monserrat, The 12 months 2020 – Ysleta Higher Faculty

Sabrina Ortega, Shining Memories – Riverside Superior University