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July 8, 2021
Press Release

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced that Pine-Richland High School student, Ayla Chandola, is the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for Pennsylvania’s 17th District for her computer generated and mixed media artwork “Nature’s Power.”  Chandola will enter her senior year at Pine-Richland in the fall of 2021.

“Congratulations to Ayla.  I look forward to seeing her artwork on display in the Capitol,” said Lamb.  “I am always impressed by the submissions from our students, it was not easy to select a winner.  Special thanks to the teachers and families who encourage kids to continue to explore the arts.”

Lamb received a dozen art submissions for the contest, including oil paintings, photographs and drawings from schools across PA-17.

A panel of judges, including local artists and educators, selected Chandola’s “Nature’s Power,” which will be hung in the U.S. Capitol along with the winning entries from other congressional districts nationwide.  Additionally, the panel selected the following second, third and fourth place-winning entries that will be displayed for one year in Lamb’s Mt. Lebanon, Penn Hills and Beaver County district offices respectively:

2nd Place: Ashley Glabicki (Sewickley Academy) “Say Their Names”

3rd Place: Brian Walsh (Seneca Valley Senior High School) “4 Elements”

4th Place: Logan Fitch (Saint Joseph High School) “Chromatic Bloom”

Visit Lamb’s website to see the 2021 Congressional Art Competition winning selections for PA-17.