Congressman Peterson Announces Congressional Art Competition Winners

June 13, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON- Congressman Collin Peterson is pleased to announce the winners of the Congressional Art Competition from Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District.

Aumbra Manley of Fergus Falls is this year’s winner of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition, for her painting Hidden Struggles. Aumbra will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to view her work alongside other winners from across the country.

Coach Solem” by Olivia Hanson of Olivia will be displayed in Congressman Peterson’s Washington DC office.

PTSD” by Heather Post of Willmar will be displayed in Congressman Peterson’s Detroit Lakes office.

Through the Looking Glass” by Ashlyn Schmidt of Clara City will be displayed in Congressman Peterson’s Willmar office.

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the country. The Competition began in 1982 as an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high-school students have participated in the nation-wide contest.

“I always look forward to seeing the art competition entries and I am proud of how talented these young artists in the district are,” Peterson said. “I appreciate all the participants for their submissions and I look forward to showcasing this artwork in the United States Capitol and my offices.”


WINNER- Hidden Struggles by Aumbra Manley


Coach Solem by Olivia Hanson


PTSD by Heather Post


Through the Looking Glass by Ashlyn Schmidt