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Rep. Calvert Announces Congressional Art Contest

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Washington, D.C., January 28, 2016 | comments

Today, Congressman Ken Calvert (CA-42) invited high school students throughout the 42nd Congressional District to participate in the 34th Annual Congressional Art Competition.


“I am always amazed and inspired by the artistic skills of our students,” said Rep. Calvert. “The Congressional Art Competition is a fantastic way to showcase the talents of young Americans from around the country.”


This year marks the thirty-fourth 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, March 27, 2016.


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




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