Belleville, IL—Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) announced the winner of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, “A Child’s Dream” by Isabelle Isom of Belleville Township High School East.  Selected by an independent panel of local judges, Isabelle’s artwork will hang in the Cannon Tunnel in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.

“Congratulations to Isabelle Isom for winning this year’s competition,” said Bost. “We had an impressive 66 pieces of artwork that were submitted by high school students from 13 different schools across Southern Illinois. Each talented student submitted their own vision of ‘The Art of Happiness.’ The results were amazing.  We commend Isabelle and every other student for their participation and for letting Southern Illinois’ talent really shine.”

Bost also directed 12th District residents to visit the 2017 Congressional Art Competition photo album at to select their favorite piece of art.