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Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa

Representing the 1st District of Hawaii

2017 Congressional Art Competition Results

May 18, 2017
Press Release

District Office, Honolulu - This year's Congressional Art Competition was a very difficult one to judge.  A record number of entries were received this year and we’re delighted and proud of the extraordinary level of artistry demonstrated by our district’s students. To view all of the students' submissions please click on the link below. 

Art has the power to express and encourage thought and emotion without words.  It challenges both artists and viewers to explore the outermost boundaries of our imagination and beyond.  Art reflects the cultural richness of our society and is important in preserving our history and sharing the stories of our people with future generations. 

With this in mind, we are pleased to announce this year’s art competition winners for Hawaii’s First Congressional District:



3rd place:

Heads | Digital Photography

Finnley Baraoidan, 12th Grade

Hawaii Baptist Academy


Kai | Digital Photography

Kai Bunnell, 12th Grade

Kamehameha Schools


Grasp | Scratch Board

Kelsey Lei, 10th Grade

Kalani High School


2nd place:

Self | Acrylic on Canvas

Quailaan-Quiara Johnson, 11th Grade

University Laboratory School


A Day by the Shore | Block Print

Lauren-Ashley Beamer, 11th Grade

University Laboratory School



Overall Winner:

Hide and Seek | Acrylic on Canvas

Emma Kam, 12th Grade

President Theodore Roosevelt High School


Again, a heartfelt thank you to the teachers and students for your participation in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition and congratulations to the winners.