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Congressman Diane Black

Representing the 6th District of Tennessee


Rep. Black Announces Kayla Worley of Crossville as Winner of 6th District Congressional Art Competition

May 6, 2015
Press Release

Kayla Worley's winning artwork - an acryllic painting entitled "Homestead" 

Washington, DC– Today Congressman Diane Black (R-TN-06) released the below statement announcing Kayla Worley, a junior at Stone Memorial High School in Crossville, as the winner of the 2015 6th District Congressional Art Competition.

“I am pleased to congratulate Kayla for winning this year’s 6th District Congressional Art Competition. Her entry highlights the beauty of the Upper Cumberland and will represent Tennessee’s 6th District in the halls of the U.S. Capitol over the next year, where it will be seen and enjoyed by visitors from around the world. I am proud of Kayla and all of this year’s talented participants for sharing their God-given talents with their community,” said Congressman Diane Black.

Congressman Black’s office also extends congratulations to this year’s runners up, who’s artwork will be featured in each of Congressman Black’s district offices over the next year:

  • 1st runner up: Haven Koehler, Highland Rim Academy – “Sarah”
  • 2nd runner up: Jana Brielle Lack, Stone Memorial High School – “Aqua Vitae”

Worley’s winning entry was an acrylic painting entitled “Homestead.” Congressman Black’s office received 90 entries in this year’s art competition. A panel of judges selected six finalists and the final round of voting was held on Congressman Black’s Facebook page. Winners were determined by which artwork received the highest number of “likes.”


The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition. The grand prize winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for the next year, and two runners up will have their work displayed in each of Congressman Black’s district offices. To view the finalists in the 2015 6th District Congressional Art Competition click here.


Congressman Diane Black represents Tennessee’s 6th Congressional District. She has been a registered nurse for more than 40 years and serves on the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees