Congressman Lamborn Hosts the 2020 5th Congressional District Art Competition

March 6, 2020
Press Release

Contact: Cassandra Sebastian (719) 520-0055

Colorado Springs, CO- This evening at Library 21c in Colorado Springs, Congressman Lamborn joined students, parents, and educators from the 5th Congressional District to celebrate beautiful art and local talent. 

The competition has been held every year since its creation in 1982 and provides Members of Congress with a unique opportunity to showcase the creative talents of high schoolers in their district. 

 Congressman Lamborn issued the following statement:

"The Congressional Art Competition encourages and cultivates the ingenuity and creativity of young people across the nation. This event allows students and teachers to show off their talents and hard work to our community. Each year, I am in awe of the unique talent that we have here in Colorado's 5th Congressional District, and this year is no different. Congratulations to our winners and to everyone who participated. I can't wait to see our district's 'Best of Show' displayed along with the other national winners in Washington, D.C."

This year's competition included 130 pieces of artwork submitted from 16 high schools across the district. 

The 'Best of Show' winner may receive scholarship opportunities and other great prizes. They may also receive two round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines to attend the official celebration in Washington, D.C. High school-aged students in the district are encouraged to enter the annual competition, and the winner's artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

The winners for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition in Colorado's 5th Congressional District are as follows:


Alyssa Jimeson- The Vanguard School- “Self Portrait

BEST IN KEEPING WITH THE THEME- “From Sea to Shining Sea” 

Ashley Park- Pine Creek High School- “An Abundance of Dreams


Hayden Johnson- Pine Creek High School, 1st Place                                                    


Ashley Park- Pine Creek High School, 1st Place 
DiLani Carroll- Fountain Fort Carson High School, 2nd Place                   
Taliana Schmidt- The Classical Academy, 3rd Place
Rachel Scott- Pine Creek High School, Honorable Mention               


Alyssa Jimeson- The Vanguard School, 1st Place                                                       
Alexis Rehorst- Coronado High School, 2nd Place                                                          
Valerie Cruz- Fountain Fort Carson High School, 3rd Place 
Alexandra Hoffman- The Vanguard School, Honorable Mention
Ingrid Hernendez-Bandrich- Fountain Fort Carson High School, Honorable Mention 


Aliyah Martin- Pine Creek High School, 1st Place  
Malinee Barton- Fountain Fort Carson High School, 2nd Place  
Darla Busby- Woodland Park High School, 3rd Place 
Elise Drummond- Woodland Park High School, Honorable Mention                      


Piper Colton- Coronado High School, 1st Place                                                                
Anje Sorensen- Shanika Studio, 2nd Place                                                                    
Ingrid Hernendez-Bandrich- Fountain Fort Carson High School, 3rd Place 
Rayne Rowley- Pine Creek High School, Honorable Mention


Caitlyn McCartney- The Classical Academy, 1st Place 
Camden Moulton- The Classical Academy, 2nd Place  
Maria Luisa Murillo- The Vanguard School, 3rd Place         


Lydia Donahue- Fountain Fort Carson High School, 1st Place
Maddie Hemsley- Pine Creek High School, 2nd Place  
Vincent Denley- Fountain Fort Carson High School, 3rd Place
Ashli Northern- Coronado High School, Honorable Mention 

Special thanks to the Pikes Peak Library District for their assistance and dedication to making this annual event a successful one.