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Congressional Art Competition

My office is now taking submissions for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The annual competition, which has selected winners from each of the U.S. Congressional Districts and Territories since 1982, is open to any high school student in the 13th District of Texas.

The winning artwork will be displayed for the entire year in the United States Capitol. In addition, the winning student will be invited to participate in the exhibition’s opening celebration in Washington, D.C. this summer.

A number of mediums—listed in the competition guidelines—will be allowed for submission, but all entries must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. Copyright laws. The winner will be responsible for framing his or her own entry and shipping it to one of my offices in Amarillo or Wichita Falls. All entries—including the frame—should be no larger than 26” x 26” x 4” and cannot weigh more than 15 pounds.

Any student interested in submitting an entry should take a digital photo of their work and submit it, along with the 2017 Student  Release Form, via email at jon.corley@mail.house.gov. The photograph should include the submission only and should reflect the best representation of the art. All entries should be submitted digitally to my office by April 18, 2017

A winner will be picked from those semi-finalists and announced on April 26, 2017.

I hope you will share this opportunity with your students. 

For competition guidelines, student release forms, and more information, please see links below:

2017 Congressional Art Competition Guidelines
2017 Congressional Art Competition Student Release Form
2017 Congressional Art Competition Check List
Congressional Art Competition Website

If you have any questions, please contact Jon Corley by phone (202-225-3706) or email (jon.corley@mail.house.gov).

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