Congressman John Carter

Representing the 31st District of Texas

Carter Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition Winners

May 10, 2021
Press Release

(Round Rock, TX)- Representative John Carter (TX-31) announced the winners of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition at the annual awards ceremony held at Texas State University- Round Rock.

“I am so proud of all of the students from TX-31 who submitted their artwork for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition," said Representative Carter. "With over 70 submissions, determining the winner was no easy task and it was clear that each submission had a lot of thought and hard work put into it.”

“With that being said, I am honored to announce that the winner of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for TX-31 is Mehak Gaba, for her piece, Beauty of Confidence. Mehak, you should be so proud & I look forward to seeing your artwork in the United States Capitol for the next year.

“To every student who participated, you have demonstrated that our world has a bright and creative future ahead with you taking the lead. You have represented TX-31 very well.”

2021 Congressional Art Competition Winner:


2021 Best in Show

Representative John Carter with 2021 TX-31 Art Competition Winner, Mehak Gaba, from Vista Ridge High School. Mehak's artwork can be seen below.


Beauty of Confidence, Mehak Gaba, Vista Ridge HS


TX-31 Facebook Fan Favorite, Voted on by TX-31 Constituents:

American Girl, Axel Hernandez Rodriguez, Belton New Tech HS



1st Place, Impact, Alyssa Polnac, Academy HS


2nd Place, J, Madison Holman, Academy HS


3rd Place, Lolo, Kyla Antonio, Vista Ridge HS



1st Place, Green Existentialism, Mary Fluitt, Georgetown HS


2nd Place, Beauty of the Song, Victoria Yakesch, Georgetown HS


3rd Place, Dia, Sofia Reyes, Vista Ridge HS


 Mixed Media

1st Place, For what is the use of books, Olivia Salter, Salado HS


2nd Place, Every vessel blooms, Courtney Clingan, Rouse HS


3rd Place, Aries, Joseph Mahan, Killeen HS



 1st Place, Sundance, Jill Fulton, Georgetown HS


2nd Place, Word, Mary Fluitt, Georgetown HS


3rd Place, Poppy and Gran, Jessica Roppolo, Georgetown HS



1st Place, Homecoming Queen, Sofia Cortes, Georgetown HS


Computer-Generated Art

1st Place, African American, Markira Rolla, Killeen ECHS


2nd Place, Taking time for Texas, Ellerey Lashley, Georgetown HS


3rd Place, El Grito del Gallo, Jezrie Brown, Thrall HS