idgefield High Schooler Angela Lin has won second place in the Congressional Arts Competition.Ridgefield High Schooler Angela Lin has won second place in the Congressional Arts Competition.

The competition drew a record 80 entries from across the Fourth Congressional district. Congressman Jim Himes recognized winners in Bridgeport last week.

Lin's drawing "Girl With A Cultural Background" won second place in the Congressional Art Competition.

“Every year, I am excited to see entries from talented young artists from across the district. Congratulations to Ivy and the winning participants in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” Himes said. “The arts play an essential role in education, and I am pleased to see so much creativity from the students this year. I also want to thank all of the art teachers for encouraging and supporting their students.”

First place winner was Ivy Zingone of Stamford.

Honorable Mentions

Anoushka Jayasuriya, “City Girl”
Shelton High School, Shelton

Ben Roland, “Iconic Routine”
Staples High School, Westport

Dylan Gordon-Johnson, “I am”
Great Oaks Charter School, Bridgeport

Jessica Franco, “A Tale of Two Cities”
Greenwich High School, Greenwich

Lily Fairleigh, “Piece Out”
Darien High School, Darien

Linda Vazquez, “Protect the Earth”
Bassick High School, Bridgeport

The competition was judged by an independent panel of artists, including Bridgeport-based artist and storyteller Shanna Melton, Norwalk-based artist, gallery owner and arts educator Rene Soto and Bridgeport-based mixed media artist Lee Walther.

Angela Whitford, the Executive Director of the Cultural Alliance of Fairfield County, organized the panel of judges.

For more information about the Congressional Arts Competition, click here.