Today, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) announced the beginning of the Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Washington’s Third Congressional District.
High school students from across the Third District are invited to submit one piece of original artwork to the competition for a chance to have their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and on the Congressional Art Competition website. In addition, the first-place winner will win two paid round-trip tickets to the Congressional Art Competition National Reception in Washington, D.C. on June 20th.
Students have from now until Friday, April 28th at 5 p.m. PT to enter.
To submit their work, students can either drop their artwork off in-person at the Vancouver District Office or mail their work to the District Office at 1053 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661.
More information about the competition and submission details are available below and on the Congressional Art Competition section of Rep. Gluesenkamp Perez’s website:
Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.
- Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
- Collages – must be two dimensional
- Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media – use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
- Computer-generated art
All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).