Congressman John Delaney

Representing the 6th District of Maryland
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Delaney Announces Winner of 2015 Congressional Art Competition

Apr 15, 2015
Press Release

FREDERICK – Tuesday, Congressman John K. Delaney (MD-6) hosted an Awards Reception announcing winners of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition and honoring all submitted student work at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center in Frederick. A panel of judges from local colleges selected Jean-Baptiste Bolou as the competition’s first place winner for his work, titled TypeFACE. Bolou attends Northwest High School and lives in Germantown.


“Maryland is home to some of the most gifted students in the country, and tonight’s competition showcased their talent,” said Congressman Delaney. “The great works submitted to this year’s Art Competition spoke to the skill and ambition of our students and to the dedication of Maryland teachers, who help to inspire our youngest generation. Jean-Baptiste Bolou submitted a thought-provoking piece which captured our attention and he deserves to be recognized for his talent.”


The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to encourage and recognize outstanding student talent in the visual arts. Each spring, the House of Representatives hosts the art competition which is open to high school students nationwide. Congressman Delaney accepted entries from students in Maryland’s 6th District.


More than 60 students submitted works for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition for Maryland’s 6th District. In addition to choosing a first-place submission, judges selected nine runners-up. All submitted student works were on display at the Awards Reception on Tuesday, which hosted over 60 attendees, including student participants, teachers, family and members of the arts community.


For a high-resolution photo of Jean-Baptiste Bolou’s winning entry, contact Will McDonald.