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KS Hawaiʻi Student Wins 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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First-place winner, representing Hawaiʻi’s second congressional district: Luluka Brown-Spielman, Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi, “Man and Ancestor” 

A student from Kamehameha Schools Hawaiʻi on the Big Island was named the winner from Hawaiʻi’s second U.S. congressional district of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition.

U.S. Rep. Kai Kahele announced Wednesday, June 29, that the winning artwork was created by Luluka Brown-Spielman, a junior at KS Hawaiʻi. Her piece expresses her interpretation of the relationship between man and his ancestors.

Brown-Spielman’s first-place artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.


“On behalf of the people of Hawaiʻi, I want to offer a big congratulations to Luluka on being this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition,” Kahele said in a press release. “In Hawaiian culture, honoring those who have come before us is an important practice, and Luluka’s beautiful piece captures that relationship. I am especially proud that her artwork will be displayed in our nation’s Capitol Building to represent the Aloha State. Mahalo to all of the extremely talented artists from our district who submitted their work in this year’s competition.”

The Congressional Institute sponsors the nationwide high school art competition every spring to honor and encourage artistic talent in each of the nation’s congressional districts. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.


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