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Kuster Announces Winner of 2020 Congressional Art Competition

**‘Self Returning to Nature’ by Chase Adams Wins NH Second District Congressional Art Competition**

Washington, DC, June 11, 2020

A high resolution version of this photo is available HERE.

Today, Rep. Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that Chase Adams of Brookline – a student at Hollis Brookline High School – is this year’s winner of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for his photograph titled, ‘Self Returning to Nature.’ Young artists from schools across New Hampshire’s Second Congressional District submitted original artwork to be considered for this year’s competition. Chase’s winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol, and he will be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C. to view the display in person when it is safe to do so. 

“I want to congratulate Chase on the selection of his beautiful work of art to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “I am grateful to our judges, who evaluated more than 40 incredible pieces of art for this year’s Second Congressional District Art Competition. I thank all of the students who submitted their artwork, and I look forward to admiring Chase’s photograph in the Capitol building.”

“Due to quarantine, we've all been limited to our homes in terms of recreation. Thankfully, I live in a very active environment full of wildlife and scenery,” said Chase Adams. “It's thanks to my environment that I've been able to keep calm and continue my passion of photography. In my photo, I wanted to show this personal turn to nature by showing myself dissolving into the wetland in my backyard during these odd times.”

This year’s winner was chosen by a panel of judges from New England College. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide Members of Congress with an opportunity to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Kuster has participated in the Congressional Art Competition annually since taking office in 2013.