Representative Jackie Walorski announced that beginning today, her district offices will begin accepting artwork for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition was established in 1982 to give members of Congress the opportunity to recognize artistic talent amongst their constituents. It takes place nationwide and open to all high school students.
Submissions will be judged by a panel of art professionals from the Second Congressional District and votes will be tallied by Facebook “shares” on Walorski’s official Facebook page. A photo of each entry will be posted on the online Facebook album, allowing the opportunity for students and teachers to support their classmates and to view what other students throughout the district have created.
The first place winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year as well as receive a pair of round-trip airline tickets to Washington D.C. The judges will also determine second and third place winners and will display their artwork in Walorski’s Mishawaka Office.
The contest is open to high schooler students in Indiana’s Second Congressional District. Submissions will be accepted from March 23 until April 17. Submissions may be dropped off at either Walorski’s Mishawaka Office, 202 Lincolnway East, Suite #101, Mishawaka, or her Rochester office, 709 Main St., Rochester, during standard business hours.
Once all artwork has been collected, it will be displayed at the South Bend Airport for public viewing beginning Wednesday, April 22. For more information on eligibility, contest rules, and entry forms, visit Walorski’s website or contact Sharon Christophel in the Mishawaka office at (574) 204-2645.