Congressman Kim Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition Winner from NJ-03

September 8, 2020
Press Release

Congressman Kim Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition Winner from NJ-03

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced that Kaeleigh Mackiewicz, a former student of Cinnaminson High School in Cinnaminson, NJ has won the Congressional Art Competition from New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District. Mackiewicz’s drawing, entitled, “The Work Boots”, will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. 

“I want to congratulate Kaeleigh and thank all of the talented students who participated in this year’s competition,” said Congressman Kim. “Kaeleigh’s drawing is a great representation of the hard work and determination we see every day here in Burlington and Ocean Counties. Those work boots are a reminder of the working men and women who strive every day to make New Jersey a better place, and I’m proud to announce that Kaeleigh’s art will have a home in the U.S. Capitol. I look forward to showing it as a point of pride for our district, and telling everyone how lucky we are to have such great artists as Kaeleigh in our community.” 

Mackiewicz recently began her Fall Semester at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where she will double major in Art Studies and Special Education.  As part of this program, she is offered a guaranteed job placement in Pennsylvania upon graduation where she will provide art therapy to children with Austism.

“When I heard the news, I was in complete disbelief and caught off guard,” said Mackiewicz. “You see, I am very modest artist and person. As a young and upcoming artist to be receiving this award and honor has given me the confidence within not only my work and art, but truly within myself. I am grateful for this opportunity, and also proud of this achievement.” 

The Congressional Art Competition is held each year and is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The competition is open to all high school students and the winning artwork is displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on's Congressional Art Competition page.