|Rep. David Price with Brandon James|
The Congressional High School Art Competition is an annual competition organized by representatives of the Congressional Districts, and is open to paintings, drawings, photographs and prints. Each representative brings a winning entry back to Washington, D.C. to be displayed in the corridor of the U.S. Capital.
This competition is coordinated locally through Fourth District U.S. Representative David Price's office, with support from the Durham Arts Council, the Orange County Arts Commission, and the United Arts Council of Wake County and Raleigh. 57 fantastic works of art were submitted by 44 students from Orange, Durham, Wake, and Chatham counties.
Brandon James was announced as the winner by Congressman David Price at an awards reception held at the Durham Arts Council. Students, their families, teachers, school representatives, and Dr. Becoats, Durham County School Superintendent, were all in attendance.
All student participants received gifts and a savings bond. As the overall winner, Brandon James will flown to an opening reception in Washington, D.C.
Surely Brandon James, his art teacher and Southern High School feel proud for helping make Durham a place where great art happens.