Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. 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 Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 16th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
Artworks entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth.
The art work may be:
Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
Computer Generated Art
All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.
Information on the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, including important dates and guidelines, will be available before the end of 2013.
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