Congressional Art Competition


New York State Congressman Tom Suozzi announced the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide high school art competition. The contest is open to all high school students living in New York’s Third Congressional District. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The top three runners-up will have their submissions displayed in Congressman Suozzi’s Washington, D.C., Huntington and Queens offices. The theme for this year’s competition is: People and Places: What Makes New York’s Third Congressional District Special?
Last year’s winner was Kyra McLaughlin, from Manhasset High School. Her oil on wood painting, “Ticky-tac?” was displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, along with winners from congressional districts across the country.
All entries must be submitted to Congressman Suozzi’s Huntington office no later than 4 p.m. on April 1. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced at a reception with the Congressman on Saturday, April 6, from 12 to 2 p.m., at the Art League of Long Island, 107 East Deer Park Rd., Dix Hills, NY, 11746.
Specific rules, guidelines and the 2019 Student Release Form for the competition can be found at
Suozzi, a strong supporter of the arts, serves as the Chairman of the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival, and included artwork as part of the historic renovations of the Glen Cove City Hall and the Nassau County Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative buildings. In addition, he commissioned a painting by American artist Mort Künstler, known for his illustrative paintings of historical events, depicting George Washington’s 1776 Crossing of the Delaware River. The painting is on display at Mount Vernon.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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