The artwork of a New Milford student will grace the office of U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-Conn., in Washington, D.C., for the next year.

Delaney Romaniello, a junior at Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury and a resident of New Milford, placed second recently in the annual Congressional art competition for central and northwest Connecticut.

Delaney's work is titled "My Grandmother's Kitchen."

Liliana Sanchez, a senior at Wilby High School in Waterbury, won first place for her acrylic painting, "Still Life of Spills."

She and Esty will attend the national awards ceremony in Washington honoring winners from across the country.

Her painting will hang in the U.S. Capitol for the coming year alongside artwork from students from all 50 states and the U.S. territories.

Alexander Yang, a junior at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, was third for his photograph, "Phoenix."

His photo will hang in Esty's New Britain office for the coming year.

The three honorees were feted May 3 during a reception at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury.