Congressman Steve King

Representing the 4th District of Iowa


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King Congratulates Elise Masters, 4th District Congressional Art Competition Winner

May 3, 2019
Press Release

Crawford County student’s artwork, “Farm Food Chain,” to be displayed in U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Steve King announces that Elise Masters of Crawford County has been selected as this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition in Iowa’s 4th Congressional District. Masters, who is a high school student at Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove Community School District, submitted a compelling work entitled “Farm Food Chain.” The winning entry is pictured below.


“Farm Food Chain” by Elise Masters

“We have an abundance of talented young artists in Iowa’s 4th District, and I appreciate the efforts of everyone who entered the Congressional Art Competition,” said King. “This year’s winner, Elise Masters, produced a terrific piece that is visually appealing and representative of the importance of agriculture to our district. I congratulate Elise for her achievement and I look forward to seeing ‘Farm Food Chain’ on display in the Capitol.”

Each year, the Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” is sponsored by Members of the United States House of Representatives through the Congressional Institute to recognize and encourage artistic talent in each Member’s congressional district. This competition is open to all high-school students and the winner’s art piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The 4th District winner, along with one guest, will be flown to Washington, D.C. for the Congressional celebration courtesy of Southwest Airlines.


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