St. Francis Prep senior Mofan Chen has won Congresswoman Grace Meng’s annual congressional art contest.
Chen won with his acrylic drawing entitled, “Facing the World.”
In June, his artwork, along with other winning pieces from other congressional art contests, will be displayed for one year at the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capitol.
Chen will also have a free trip to Washington D.C. to join Meng for the opening ceremonies of the national art competition in June.
He will be eligible for a scholarship for the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. Chen hopes to major in art and design in college.
The second and third place winners of the competition will also have their artwork displayed, but inside Meng’s congressional offices. The winners are:
- Second Place: April Mendiola, Newtown High School (Washington D.C. office)
- Co-Third Place: Xin Qing Shi, Newtown High School (Flushing office)
- Co-Third Place: Thomas Jankowski, Lowell School (Forest Hills office)