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Congressman Mooney Announces District Art Competition


Monday February 9, 2015


CONTACT: Jon Conradi

PHONE: 202-225-2711



Congressman Mooney Announces 2nd District Participation in the Congressional Artistic Discovery Contest  

WASHINGTON, DC – Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation.  Today, Congressman Mooney invited students from West Virginia’s 2nd district to participate.

“This is a great opportunity to highlight the incredible talents of our young people in West Virginia.  I encourage any student with an artistic interest to participate and make a submission,” said Congressman Mooney. 

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 2nd District. The winning artwork will be prominently displayed for one year in the halls of the U.S. Capitol and featured on’s Congressional Art Competition page.

In 2014 the winner from West Virginia’s 2nd district was Kaylee Icenhower of Ravenswood High School in Jackson County.  Her submission was titled “Double-Sided”.  District runners up were   Cheney Hudson and Hailey Miller, also of Ravenswood High and Peyton Doling of Nitro High School in Kanawha County.

The deadline to make a submission is Friday, April 10th 2015.  A submission form and more details can be found at