Dr. Bucshon Announces Winner of 2021 Eighth District Congressional Art Competition


Dr. Bucshon Announces Winner of 2021 Eighth District Congressional Art Competition

 (Evansville, IN) – Today, Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) announced the 2021 winners of the 8th District Congressional Art Competition, which is part of a nationwide visual art competition to recognize the artistic endeavors of high school students. These pieces were chosen among 46 submissions across Indiana’s 8th District.

“I want to thank the nearly 40 students who submitted a piece to the 2021 Congressional Art Competition,” said Dr. Bucshon. “Each spring, I look forward to receiving artwork from dozens of high school students in Southwest and West Central Indiana whose submissions highlight their immense talent and passion, as well as their teacher’s dedication to their success. Congratulations to this year’s overall winner, Louis Duncan and this year’s People’s Choice Award winner, Kenzie Knepp.”

1st Place Overall Winner

“The Garland of Alaska” by Louis Duncan

 The 2021 8th District Congressional Art Competition 1st Place Overall winner is Louis Duncan, with his oil painting titled “The Garland of Alaska”. Louis, a Senior at Evansville North High School, will receive a roundtrip ticket to Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Art Competition Reception and will have his artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for a year.

People’s Choice Award

“Blossoming” by Kenzie Knepp

The 2021 8th District People’s Choice Award winner, the piece that garnered the most support on Dr. Bucshon’s social media pages, is Kenzie Knepp, with her colored pencil and ink drawing on grey toned paper titled: “Blossoming”.  Kenzie is a senior at Washington High School and had nearly 600 likes, shares, and comments on Congressman Bucshon’s official Facebook page for her submission.

Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his sixth term representing Indiana’s 8th Congressional District. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.