Congressman Peterson Announces Congressional Art Competition Winners

May 25, 2017 Issues: Education

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

Prinsburg student Meghan Listerud is the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, for her watercolor painting “Minnesota Chicken”. Meghan will travel to Washington, D.C. in June for a reception honoring her artwork, along with fellow Competition winners from across the country.

This year’s runner-up is “Self Portrait” by Jessaca Zuidema of Blomkest, MN. Her work will be displayed in Congressman Peterson’s District office in Detroit Lakes.

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.

“There were many art pieces submitted this year and I am very proud of the work put into them. I would like to thank every high school artist who participated and I look forward to seeing local art presented in Washington D.C.,” Peterson said.


“Minnesota Chicken”
Meghan Listerud


Self Portrait
Jessaca Zuidema

Visitors can see the art work displayed in the tunnel that connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol.