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Huelskamp Asks for Student Entries for Congressional Art Contest

KSCB News - January 26, 2016 11:16 am

Salina, KS – Each spring, a nationwide, high-school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the U.S. as well as in each congressional district.

The contest is open to all public, private and homeschooled high school students in the 1st District. The overall winner of the 1st District competition will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. The national exhibit in Washington also will include artwork from other winners nationwide.

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, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

The deadline for submitting entries for the 2016 Congressional Arts Competition is Thursday March 17, 2016 at 5:00pm.

All entries must be submitted digitally by email to [email protected] Please make sure to include student’s name, high school, art teacher’s contact information, title, and medium in the email.

Judges will then select 1st and 2nd place winners in each of the seven categories and one overall winner. 2016 Art Competition Awards will be presented later this spring.

Please see guidelines below:

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.

Each high school is allowed to enter SEVEN original pieces. Art works entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. Art works entered cannot weigh more than 15 pounds. The art work may be:

Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor

Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers


Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints

Mixed Media

Computer Generated Art


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If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition please contact Ashley Howard in the Congressman’s Salina office at 785-309-0572 or [email protected]


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