U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman announced that submissions are being accepted for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.
Congressman Marlin Stutzman said of the competition, “I encourage all students of Indiana’s 3rd district who are interested in art to submit their work to this great competition. This is a terrific way to add to the wonderful and timeless artwork already on display in the Capitol Building for hundreds of thousands of people to see when they visit. I’m hoping many will be encouraged to participate and I’m eager to see the work that is submitted.”
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC.
The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. The winner will also receive two free airline tickets compliments of Southwest Airlines to fly from Indianapolis to Washington, D.C. to attend the national reception. The deadline for submission is April 10th.
Guidelines for the competition can be found here. Questions from students can be directed to Kathie Green in Congressman Stutzman’s district office. She can be reached at [email protected] or at (260) 424-3041.