Joyce Announces 2023 Congressional Art Competition Winner

Jun 02, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) announced Maria Domic as the winner of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for Ohio’s 14th Congressional District. Maria, who is a junior at Mentor High School, won with her submission The Little Things. Her artwork will be placed on display in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year. 

The competition’s honorable mentions include:

  • 2nd Place: Hailey Horen, Lake Catholic High School. Her submission May it Please the Court will be displayed in the Congressman’s Washington, D.C. office for a year.
  • 3rd Place: Paige Stanek, Mentor High School. Her artwork Dinner with William will be on display in one of the Congressman’s District offices for a year.
  • 4th Place: Hailey Burker, Mentor High School. Her piece titled Silenced will be displayed in one of the Congressman’s District offices for a year.

“Every year, I look forward to the Congressional Art Competition,” said Congressman Joyce. “I am always in awe of the immense talent displayed by Northeast Ohio’s students. Congratulations to Maria and thank you to all students who submitted an entry this year. I can’t wait to see their artwork hung up in the U.S. Capitol, my Washington office, and my District offices.”

“Over the years, I have been striving to improve my skills and create artwork that accurately represents the world around me. It has been a long journey with many ups and downs, but I am proud of what I have accomplished this year. Winning the Congressional Art competition for my district not only provided me with a sense of accomplishment, but also gave me the encouragement and motivation I needed to continue doing my art,“ said Maria, Winner of the Congressional Art Competition.

The Congressional Art Competition, which began in 1982, is an annual contest run by the U.S. House of Representatives where high school students from across the country are invited to showcase their artistic abilities. 

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