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Congressman LaMalfa Announces Winner of 2024 Congressional Art Competition

May 08, 2024 03:47PM ● By Office of Congressman Doug LaMalfa News Release

The winning piece of this year’s competition is “Soaring Above Lake Oroville Dam” by Kayla Grozea. Photo courtesy of the Office of Congressman Doug LaMalfa

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - On May 7, Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) announced the winner of the Spring 2024 Congressional Art Competition. Las Plumas High School Senior Kayla Grozea won for her piece, “Soaring Above Lake Oroville Dam”. The annual Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 1st District. This year’s theme is “Dams & Lakes for Goodness Sakes - Storing water for flood & food”.

“I’m pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition is Las Plumas High School senior Kayla Grozea. Her piece, ‘Soaring Above Lake Oroville Dam’, beautifully captured this year’s theme, ‘Dams & Lakes for Goodness Sakes - Storing water for flood & food’. This piece is a testament to the long and storied history Lake Oroville has in Butte County and will represent the North State in the halls of the Capitol, for visitors and my colleagues to view on the way to the House floor,” said Congressman LaMalfa.

The winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol along with other contest winners from all the other Congressional districts nation-wide. The winner not only receives the honor of having their art hang in the Capitol exhibition but will also receive two tickets (for the student and one guardian) from Southwest Airlines to fly to Washington, D.C. and take part in viewing their art in the exhibition. There will also be a reception in the U.S. Capitol held in honor of the Congressional Art Competition Winners.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba Counties.