March 2016

Your Students' Artwork Could Hang in the U.S. Capitol

Entries being accepted for the Congressional Art Competition

State Capitol

Attention art teachers! The deadline is quickly approaching for the U.S. Congress art competition for high school students, and members of Connecticut's delegation want your students to take part. Last year, Emma Fasciolo, a student at Staples High School in Westport, was the winner from Connecticut's 4th Congressional District.

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition held since 1982. Students submit entries to their representative's office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries.

Connecticut's five congressmen and women host receptions for artists and their families and friends. The winning entry from every district is displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year, and winners get to travel to D.C. for a reception.

Find out more about the contest here, and be in touch with your representative's office for district-specific details.

Please visit the United States House of Representatives Congressional Art Competition website for entry guidelines, student information, forms, and much more.

Print the attached form for your Congressional District. For Districts without forms below, contact the representative's Connecticut office.

1st Congressional District - Rep. John Larson

Rep. John Larson's office is accepting entries from all 1st Congressional District High School students. This year a $12,000 Savannah College of Art scholarship is available to the winner, and the event will be held at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford the evening of April 3rd.

Students submit entries to their representative's office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and will receive two airline tickets to the national awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. in June. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

Download Registration Form

5th Congressional District - Rep. Elizabeth Esty

Join Rep. Esty in recognizing the talent of the 5th District's young artists and the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition! Print flyer for the award information for the 5th Congressional District.

Download Flyer

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