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May 20, 2024 | Press Releases

U.S. Rep. Greg Steube Announces Winner of 2024 Congressional Art Competition

1st Place Winner, Beyonce Landa, holds her piece, “Delicate Eulogy” with her parents, Yenley & Bernardo Landa.

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL — U.S. Representative Greg Steube (R-Fla.) this week announced Beyonce Landa, an 11th grade student at Port Charlotte High School, as the winner of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition.

“Congratulations to Beyonce for her outstanding achievement in winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” said Rep. Greg Steube. “Her piece, ‘Delicate Eulogy,’ is a testament to her talent and creativity. I am excited to see her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol.”

The 2024 competition saw exceptional submissions from students across the district, showcasing the immense artistic talent within the community. Thanh Nguyen, a 12th grade student at Port Charlotte High School, secured second place with his piece, “Isolation,” while a 12th grade student from Sarasota High School, Shane Alba, claimed third place with “Blue Heron Hunting for Dinner.”

The Congressional Art Competition, organized by the Congressional Institute, celebrates and encourages artistic talent among high school students nationwide. Since its inception in 1982, the competition has provided a platform for over 650,000 students to showcase their creativity and passion for the arts.  Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The first-place winner is given the opportunity to display their artwork at the United States Capitol for one year.

Rep. Greg Steube extends his gratitude to all the students who participated in this year’s competition and applauds their dedication to the arts. Their contributions enrich the cultural landscape of Florida’s 17th Congressional District and beyond.