NJ-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced the winner of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for New Jersey’s First Congressional District.
The winning entry is an acrylic painting entitled “The Price of Freedom,” submitted by Eastern Regional High School 9th grader Angelina Le. The painting depicts a military veteran in a wheelchair accompanied by two small children along the banks of the Delaware River in Camden, with the Battleship New Jersey prominently featured.
“I congratulate Angelina for effectively capturing the sacrifices of our military heroes, and how their selfless actions have ensured a better future for generations to come,” said Rep. Norcross.
Angelina Le will be honored at an upcoming ceremony in Washington, DC and her winning entry will hang at the U.S. Capitol for one year.
There were dozens of art entries from across New Jersey’s First Congressional District. All entrants will be honored by Rep. Norcross with an official Congressional certificate.
The artwork is on display now through May 20, 2016 inside the art gallery located inside the College Center on the campus of Rowan College at Gloucester County.