Rep. Huffman Announces Winner of 2019 Congressional Art Competition

May 09, 2019

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that Eden Winniford of Cloverdale High School is the winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition.

Eden’s winning artwork will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, along with artwork from each congressional district in the country. As the winner of the competition, she will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington D.C. to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception for the new display in June. All participants receive a certificate of recognition.

“Each year, I’m impressed by the talents and creativity of the young artists who participate in the Congressional Art Competition,” said Rep. Huffman.  “With a broad range of submissions from up and down California’s North Coast, this year proved to be no exception! Congratulations to this year’s winner, Eden Winniford, and each of the outstanding artists that participated in this year’s Congressional Art Competition.”


Eden Winniford, Cloverdale High School, “Deportado”


Marin winner: Kalyn Dawes, Redwood High School, “Change or Change”

Mendocino winner: Kaya Michels, Ukiah High School, “Forest Fires”

Humboldt winner: Nadya Verick, South Fork High School, “All American Blues”

Del Norte winner: Kaia Lahglois, Del Norte High School, “Plastic Kills”

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated nationwide.

High-resolution photos of the winning artwork, as well as all finalist submissions, may be found HERE.