FORT WAYNE – Third District Rep. Jim Banks has announced that due to concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, his office is switching to an electronic submission process for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition.
This competition is open to all high school students in the 3rd District. The overall winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will receive two tickets to Washington D.C. from Southwest Airlines to attend a reception in June.
The 2020 Contest Theme is Patriotism.
Patriotism or national pride is the feeling of love, devotion and sense of attachment to Indiana and/or the United States. This attachment can be a combination of various feelings relating to one’s own homeland, including ethnic, cultural or historical characteristics.
All submissions are due by Friday, May 15, and participants should email their submission to [email protected].
The email submission should contain the following attachments:
A clear, high-resolution picture of the students’ artwork uploaded in a PDF, JPEG, or PNG file.
A scanned, signed copy of the Student Information & Release Form, complete to the best of the student’s ability, and uploaded as a PDF.
The subject line of the email should read “2020 Congressional Art Competition Submission.”
The email body should include the student’s name, the school’s name, the art teacher’s name, the student’s grade level, name of the artwork, the medium used, description of the artwork (make sure to write in why the art encapsulates this year’s theme).
The Virtual Online Gallery will launch on May 18. For additional details on the competition rules & guidelines, visit the Congressional Art Competition page of Congressman Banks’ website.