Announcing Our 2023 Poster Contest Winner!The Workover Blog

We are thrilled to announce the winner of our first ever annual poster contest! After careful consideration, Commission Shift staff have selected Francisco Romero for their outstanding design, “SAVE.” 

This year, contest participants were invited to submit a poster reflecting Commission Shift’s areas of focus, values, or mission. Commission Shift, dedicated to reforming oil and gas oversight in Texas, received many amazing entries, but Francisco’s poster stood out for its vibrancy, positivity, and inspiring images that illustrate how a well-regulated and responsible industry can benefit everyone.

Francisco’s first place prize is $800. The winning poster will also be featured in Commission Shift’s communications and advocacy materials, including our website, social media, and promotional products for our outreach events.

We are grateful to everyone who participated, helped raise awareness, and gave a vision to our work. Thank you for your support, and congratulations to Francisco!

Check out some other standout entries below in our gallery that highlights the diversity and talent of the participants. Which are your favorites?

Thanks again, and be on the lookout for our next poster contest in 2024!


Francisco Romero

Artist Statement — Being fortunate enough to live very close to the border of the United States and Mexico has enriched me and facilitated me in acquiring the lifestyles of both diverse cultures. My art can be described as positive, colorful and humorous with themes of my artwork coming from inspiration of the various phases of my life.


Runner-Up: “Walking the Bluebonnet Trail”

Sophia Guzman

Artist Statement — Houston-based Latina artist Sophia Guzman is a multimedia artist that mainly specializes in traditional painting and digital media. Her artwork takes inspiration from the Hispanic culture she grew up with along with the experiences of being a young person in today’s world. Very active in the Houston art world, Sophia actively joins or attends art shows and galleries as means of supporting other local up-and-coming artists.


“Keeping the Balance”

Robert Wayne Opel

“Inferior Energy in Extreme Weather”

Bren Ram

“Collagical Collectivism”

Xiomarra Milann

“Community Mural”

Estelle Longrigg


Autumn McIlrath

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