They were announced on Sunday.
A number of Frederick County high school students won awards in the 32nd Annual Congressional Art Competition.
8th District Congressman Chris Van Hollen's office says Claire Soper of Mount Airy is the winner of the Washington School of Photography Award. Her entry was entitled "A Song in the Front Yard," and her medium was digital photography. Soper a Junior at Linganore High.
The runners up in the Van Hollen 10th Anniversary Award are Kaitlyn Makers of Mount Airy, whose a senior a Linganore High. Her medium was digital photography,and her work is entitled "Vote." Jenna Welsh from Mount Airy, whose also a senior at Linganore High, entered a work entitled "Human Form." Her medium was also digital photography.
Another runner up was Andrew Keller from Thurmont, a senior at Catoctin High. His entry is entitled "Abandoned Farm." Like the other Frederick County entries, his medium was digital photography.
Van Hollen's says the runners up will have their entries displayed at his Capitol Hill office and district offices for the next year.
The announcement of the winners was made on Sunday, April 28th by Congressman Van Hollen, who honored each of the students. The First Place winner was Kai Valencia of Bethesda, a senior at Walt Whitman High School. The medium is acrylic paint and the entry will be on display in the US Capitol beginning in June.
200 students from 26 schools in the 8th District entered the contest.