Representative Bradley Byrne

Representing the 1st District of Alabama

Byrne Announces Congressional Art Competition Winner


May 4, 2018
Press Release

During a special ceremony Thursday night at the Mobile Museum of Art, Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) announced the winner of the First Congressional District Art Competition.

Katie Albrecht, a senior from St. Paul’s Episcopal School in Mobile, won first place for her artwork entitled “Tunnel Vision.” Albrecht’s artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol, and she will be invited to attend a special reception this summer in Washington

Second place went to Molly Kelso from Baker High School for her piece, “Anatomy of a Sonata.” Victoria Morey from Robertsdale High School finished third with “Shattering Reality.”

Honorable mention honorees were Katie Baker Byrd from Monroe Academy, Andrea Dickinson from Central Christian Academy, Sarah Posey from St. Paul’s, and Alannah Marie Taylor from Baker High School.

Congressman Byrne said: “Each year, the Congressional Art Competition gives us an opportunity to showcase the outstanding talent of the student artists from Southwest Alabama.  I am always impressed with the caliber of skill our young students display, and this year’s winner is no exception.”

“I especially want to congratulate Katie Albrecht on winning this year’s Congressional Art Competition.  As I walk through the Capitol each day, I look forward to seeing her artwork proudly representing Alabama.”

Every year, Members of the United States House of Representative sponsor a high school arts competition. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide a process for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved in the competition.

The art competition is open to all high students in Alabama’s First Congressional District. For more information on the competition, click here.