March 2014

Do You Have an Outstanding Art Student?

Entries being accepted for the Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Participation in the contest is at the discretion of each member office. Please contact your representative to confirm your district's participation and obtain specific guidance.

Sen. 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.

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

Or download the form for 1st Congressional District High School students.

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