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Ogles announces winners of Congressional Art Contest

Lucy Allen of Lipscomb Academy with Congressman Andy Ogles and her piece “Nashville Skyline,” which she donated to the 5th Congressional District’s Columbia office. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Congressman Andy Ogles, who represents Tennessee’s 5th District, has announced the winners of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition.

The first-place winner was Luke Campbell of Ravenwood High School. His art piece “Popping Bubble” will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building for the next year, proudly representing the 5th District.

Campbell was also awarded a generous $1,000 prize scholarship to Columbia State Community College. He will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, DC later this year to attend a reception for the winning artists from across the country.

Bethany Little, a senior at Mt. Juliet Christian Academy, took second place for her painting “Brotherly Love,” while Ibtihal Cheko, a sophomore at Nashville’s Hume Fogg Academic High School, finished third for a digital art piece titled “Liberty and Justice For All.”

“It was a privilege to celebrate all of the incredibly talented young artists in our district,” said Ogles. “I am thankful for each of the students, parents, teachers, and sponsors that made this year’s competition a success. A special thank you to competitor Lucy Allen, who kindly donated her entry to my Columbia District Office for everyone to enjoy. I am excited to see Luke’s creativity and skill on display in the halls of our nation’s Capitol.”

Winner Luke Campbell of Ravenwood High School with Congressman Ogles and his piece “Popping Bubble,” which will be displayed for the year in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. SUBMITTED PHOTO