WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) today announced that Mya Tomlinson of Norwood, Mass. has won this year’s Congressional Art Competition in the Eighth Congressional District of Massachusetts. The annual competition is open to all high school students across the country. The winning piece of artwork from each Congressional District will be displayed in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year.
This year, artists from across the Eighth Congressional District submitted artwork that included photographs, paintings, pencil sketchings, and collages, among other mediums. The judges selected a piece entitled “American Dream” by Mya Tomlinson, a student at Norwood High School. Mya’s piece was created using color pencil and markers and will be flown to Washington, D.C. to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.
“Mya is an incredibly powerful and talented artist, and I congratulate her on winning this year’s Art Competition. Mya told us that her piece, which includes vivid drawings of important African-American leaders in our nation’s history, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, and President Barack Obama, depicts her patriotism and reflects the importance of civil rights,” said Congressman Lynch. “Thank you to all the students who submitted artwork this year. It was wonderful to see the talent and dedication of so many artists across the Eighth Congressional District.”