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Yarmuth Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winners

LOUISVILLE – Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced the winners of his 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Louisville Male High School senior Yasmine Goodner has won the National Competition and Central High School senior Nhan Phan has won of the online Community Choice Competition. Yarmuth made the announcement during surprise visits to both schools on Monday morning.                                                                                                                                                     

Goodner’s artwork, entitled “Voiceless,” was chosen by a panel of judges from the local arts community. It will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol’s “Artistic Discovery” corridor for one year, and Goodner will also receive two round-trip tickets to Washington to attend the unveiling and an awards ceremony later this year.

Phan’s artwork, entitled “Window to the Soul,” was the top choice among online voters on Yarmuth’s congressional website. It will be displayed in Yarmuth’s Louisville office for one year.

“We’re lucky to live in a city that has such a fine appreciation of the arts, and the wonderful work submitted this year certainly proves that,” said Yarmuth. “Year after year, the level of talent and skill that is displayed makes me so proud to represent our young local artists. I look forward to displaying Yasmine and Nhan’s artwork for all to see.”

Since 1982, Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have hosted the annual Congressional Art Competition, a contest that enables high-school students from across the nation to demonstrate their artistic talents before a global audience.

Yarmuth’s 11th annual competition drew more than 60 entries from high-school students representing more than a dozen local schools. To view a gallery of this year’s entries, please visit or click here

Rep. Yarmuth with Male High School senior Yasmine Goodner and her family. Goodner is the national winner of Yarmuth’s 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

Rep. Yarmuth with Central High School senior Nhan Phan, winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition Community Choice Competition.


Voiceless, Yasmine Goodner                                          Window to the Soul, Nhan Phan