Rep. Gabbard Announces Congressional Art Competition Finalists

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard announced twenty finalists in the 2020 Kaha Kiʻi Congressional Art Competition and launched a People’s Choice contest on her official Facebook page, where the public can select their favorite pieces.

Each spring, the congresswoman sponsors the event to recognize and encourage creativity across Hawai‘i as part of a nationwide high school art competition with other Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The entry with the most Likes and Loves in the People’s Choice contest on on Wednesday, May 27 at 6 p.m. HST will be featured as the cover photo at the top of Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard’s official Facebook page, and the artist will win a cash prize.

“The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity every year to recognize the abilities of our budding artists and encourage them to pursue their talent further. I commend the educators and family members who support these students as they embrace their passion. You will be impressed and inspired by their talent and creativity,” said Congresswoman Gabbard.  

The winners of the district-wide competition will be announced in June in a virtual ceremony. The first-place piece will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol alongside winners from all other congressional districts. The second-place and third-place pieces will be hung in Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s Washington, DC and Hawaiʻi offices. All winners will be awarded with a cash prize.

2020 Kaha Kiʻi Congressional Art Competition Finalists

Jenna Blevins, Parker School, Hawaiʻi Island

Eleanore Carey, Parker School, Hawaiʻi Island

Nina Corabi, Parker School, Hawaiʻi Island

Tassyanna Dosier, Kalāheo High School, Oʻahu

Malia Gillin, Kalāheo High School, Oʻahu

Finn Hagan, Seabury Hall, Maui

Isabella Hutchinson, Kalāheo High School, Oʻahu

Farrah Marini, Parker School, Hawaiʻi Island

Mele Rickards, Parker School, Hawaiʻi Island

Heidi Roach, Island School, Kauaʻi

William Tyler Russell, Seabury Hal, Mauil

Kellen Sakaitani, Parker School, Hawaiʻi Island

Faylin Sales, Seabury Hall, Maui

Rayna Shafter, Island School, Kauaʻi

Emily Smith, Parker School, Hawaiʻi Island

Zoe Spikerman, Parker School, Hawaiʻi Island

Erin Tanaka, Seabury Hall, Maui

Tyler Thomas, Parker School, Hawaiʻi Island

Sophia Van Derveer, Seabury Hall, Maui

Summer Wong, Seabury Hall, Maui