June 08, 2020

Rep. Kilmer Recognizes Kitsap Students in Congressional Art Competition, Announces Contest Winner

Bremerton, WA – Today, U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) announced Central Kitsap High School student Quincy Rumpke as the first-place winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for Washington’s 6th Congressional District.

The annual nationwide art competition allows high school students from across the United States to showcase their artistic ability. Quincy’s work will now be displayed for eleven months in the tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., alongside winners from across the country. Quincy will also be invited on a trip for two to visit Washington and see their piece firsthand.

Angela Bai and Skylar LaBelle, also Central Kitsap High School students, placed second and third in the annual competition.

“We have immensely talented young students across the region,” said Rep. Kilmer. “The Congressional Art Competition provides them with an opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities - and earn a chance to win a trip to our nation's capital. The artwork submitted this year was beyond impressive and I want to thank everyone who participated! Congratulations to Quincy and I look forward to seeing them in the nation’s capital as soon as it is safe!”

Judges for the event included: Gabriel Brown, Artscapes Coordinator, Spaceworks Tacoma; Bill Walcott, Local Kitsap County Artist; Marie Weichman, Art Teacher, Olympic Community College; Alan Newberg, Local Kitsap County Artist; Kami Huynh, Local Pierce County Artist.

A conversation between Rep. Kilmer and Quincy about their artwork and the inspiration behind it can be found HERE.