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HoYoung Grace Kang wins Guam’s Congressional Art Competition

by | Jun 27, 2023 | Civic and Community Engagement, Guam | 0 comments

For years, The Congressional Institute has sponsored the prestigious art competition that rewards creativity in our youth. It is a great opportunity for aspiring young artists and creative individuals as their work is showcased in the halls of the US Capitol building. Now in its 41st year, the opportunity for high school-aged children remains very prestigious around the country. The Congressional Art competition is an opportunity that is open to all high schoolers within the US and its territories. It is held by the districts of members of the US House of Representatives, and it is used to foster creativity and artistic interpretation across the US and its territories. 

Guam recently completed its competition on April 25 and officially announced the winning work. The artwork was displayed for public viewing and was later judged and evaluated. The island’s high schoolers submitted various types of artwork, such as paintings and digital artwork. The competition brings in pieces from all across the island and continues to inspire outstanding pieces of art that represent the beauty of Guam. 

The winning piece of this year’s competition in Guam was titled “Rising Guam” by 9th grader HoYoung Grace Kang. Her submission was an acrylic painting inspired by this year’s theme of “Guam, Where America’s Day Begins.” This painting will be displayed on the walls of the US Capitol, where it will be seen by countless individuals. 

The annual competition will continue its tremendous impact by hosting it for years. To win such a prestigious competition can bring about many opportunities for these young high school participants, which will further their influence on their community. The competition continues to bring out great talent and nurture a community for self-expression and exploration.



Sophia Motl

Sophia Motl

Sophia Motl grew up in Minneapolis Minnesota. She is currently a high school student, who is preparing to major in international politics when she goes to college. Sophia is passionate about policy, political affairs, and much more. Throughout Sophia's short career in writing, she has earned various awards and continues to pursue other opportunities. She is a Civic & Community Engagement Intern Correspondent at Pasquines.


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