The deadline to submit artwork for the Spring 2018 Congressional Art Competition is Tuesday, May 1st.
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 Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 1st 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. The winner not only receives the honor of having their art hang in the Capitol exhibition, but will also receive two tickets (for the student and one guardian) from Southwest Airlines to fly to Washington, D.C. and take part in viewing their art in the exhibition. There will also be a reception in the U.S. Capitol held in honor of the Congressional Art Competition Winners. There are two different scholarship opportunities for the winners of this art competition, one scholarship is for Savannah College of Art and Design, and the other for Tennessee Wesleyan College. The winners of the competition that enroll in one of these schools will receive a scholarship of $3,000.
The theme this year is based on the song America the Beautiful.
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition or have any more questions, please contact Lisa Mara in the Auburn Office at 530-878-5035 or Andrea Gilsdorf in the DC Office at 202-225-3076.
Rep. LaMalfa with Isabella McMurray, winner of the 2018 Congressional High School Art Competition
representing California’s 1st Congressional District. Her piece is titled “I am Columbia.”