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Rep. Calvert Announces Annual Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, D.C., March 21, 2017 | comments

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) invited high school students throughout the 42nd Congressional District to participate in the 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition.

 

“The artistic talents of Riverside County students never cease to amaze me,” said Rep. Calvert. “The Congressional Art Competition is a fantastic way to showcase the talents of young Americans from around the country at the Capitol.”

 

This year marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of the Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. Each year, Members of Congress hold contests within their districts to choose winning pieces of art by high school students. Since this competition was created in 1982, hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated at the local level. The winning student from each district is invited to Washington, DC for the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

 

Competition Guidelines:

 

  • Only high school students residing in the 42nd Congressional District may enter.

     

  • A student release form must be attached to the art work submitted.

     

  • All artwork must be original and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

     

  • All artwork must be two-dimensional.

     

  • Artwork, when framed, can be no larger than 28” high x 28” wide x 4” deep.

     

  • Acceptable categories include: Paintings, Drawings, Collage, Prints, Mixed Media, Computer generated art, and Photography.

     

  • The deadline for submission is Thursday, May 4, 2017.

     

  • Artwork must adhere to the policy of the House Office Building Commission. In accordance with this policy, exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed.

 

For more information, please contact Jackie Lansing at (951) 277-0042.

 

 

 

 

 

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