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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

Rickards High School Senior Malachi Richards Wins Congressional Art Competition

May 30, 2019
Press Release

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Congressman Al Lawson (FL-05) announced Rickards High School senior Malachi Richards as the grand prize winner of Florida’s Fifth Congressional District Art Competition. Richards’ winning artwork, “Me and My Mask,” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol along with first-place winners from congressional districts across the country.

“Congratulations to Malachi for his winning piece,” Rep. Lawson said. “I am looking forward to viewing his incredible artwork in the Capitol Building throughout the year. We had several talented artists to participate in this year’s competition. I would like to thank all of the dedicated teachers and parents who supported their efforts.”

Richards and his mom will fly to Washington, D.C., in June to attend a congressional reception and see the unveiling of his artwork in the U.S. Capitol.

Students in grades 7th-12th from across Florida’s Fifth Congressional District were encouraged to participate in the annual competition. The Congressional Art Competition is hosted by members of the U.S. House of Representatives and highlights the creative talents of students in each of the districts. A panel of judges selected the winning artwork from across Rep. Lawson’s district.


Additional Winners

2nd Place Winner: Cheyenne Nick, a senior Lincoln High School in Leon County;

3rd Place Winner (tie): Grace Griffin, a senior at Rickards High School in Leon County;