Eastwood student wins 2024 Congressional Art Competition


Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH5) has announced Charlotte Smith, a sophomore at Eastwood High School, as the winner of Ohio’s Fifth District 2024 Congressional Art Competition.

Smith’s winning artwork, entitled “Sacagawea and her Babe,” will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol Building for one year.

Three honorable mention winners will have their artwork displayed in one of Latta’s congressional offices for the year.

Three students received honorable mention awards for their artwork, including Oliver Irvin, Bowling Green High School, for “Atomic Man.”

Other honorable mentions went to Faith Schneider at North Ridgeville High School and Jayden Bennett at Upper Sandusky High School.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school art competition to recognize the artistic talents of the nation’s youth. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 and has had more than 650,000 high school students participate in the competition.

This year, 127 high school students from 31 high schools participated.

The top prize winners were selected by Matthew Kyba, curator in the School of Art at Bowling Green State University; and Matthew Bowlus and Precious Gyekye, curatorial assistants at BGSU.

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