Rep. Deutch Announces 2022 Congressional Art Contest Winner for District FL-22

May 10, 2022

Today, Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22) announced the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition for Florida’s 22nd Congressional District. This competition is an annual contest sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives in which every congressional district selects a winning piece of artwork from a local high school student.

This year’s winner is Camila Escobar, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Her piece, titled First Steps, depicts her as a child taking her first steps with the hands of her loving grandfather for support.  Her art piece will be showcased for one year in the Capitol alongside the winning pieces from congressional districts all over the United States.

First Steps by Camila Escobar


2nd Place: E Pluribus Unum by Sarah Bolja of Pine Crest School

3rd Place: American Dream by Christina Riolo of St. John Paul II School


Iguanadon by Arwa Kheda of Pine Crest School

I’m Pretty Sure It’s Just a Pineapple by Jackie Olearczyk of St. John Paul II School

The winning artwork was selected by a panel of judges from the Coral Springs Museum of Art.

Thank you and congratulations to all of the students who submitted art entries this year.

We are thrilled to showcase the artistic talents of our District 22 high school students!

To view the full gallery, click here:

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