Katko Announces Winner of 2016 Congressional Art Competition

NY-24 Student Artwork to Hang in U.S. Capitol for One Full Year

Syracuse, NY – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced that Mia Guariano, a Junior from Westhill High School, has been named the winner of the 2016 NY-24 Congressional Art Competition.   Her charcoal drawing, “Displeased” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one full year.

“Once again, I was truly impressed by the caliber of artwork that was submitted by many talented young people across NY-24,” said Rep. John Katko.  “I am pleased to announce Mia Guariano’s ‘Displeased’ as the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  I look forward to seeing her piece in Washington, where it will be on display for thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol.”

Mia Guariano’s "Displeased" the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition

Mia Guariano’s “Displeased” the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition (click on image to enlarge)

Congressman Katko’s Syracuse, Auburn, Oswego, and Lyons offices received over 30 unique and creative entries from students across the 24th Congressional District.   The winning piece of art was selected by a panel of esteemed judges from each of the four counties of NY-24.  Mia will travel to Washington for a reception in June.

Second place was awarded to Ally Stewart, a student at West Genesee High School for her mixed media piece entitled, “August.”  Honorable Mention was given to Leah King, a student from Skaneateles High School for her photograph entitled, “Trip to New York City.”

Congressman John Katko represents the 24th Congressional District, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and a portion of Oswego County.  For more information, please visit https://katko.house.gov or www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko.