Students Encouraged to Enter Congressional Art Competition


The Office of Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks encourages 5th District students to participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. Winning entries are on display for one year in a Congressional walkway visited by thousands of tourists daily. The deadline for this year’s competition is April 26.

“The Congressional Art Competition provides an important creative outlet for thousands of students across the nation every year,” Brooks said. “I look forward to reviewing this year’s entries and can’t wait to see a 5th District student’s work displayed in our nation’s Capitol.”

The competition is open to high school students only. All artwork submitted should be two-dimensional and must not exceed 28” x 28” x 4” including the frame. Submissions should not weigh more than 15 pounds and may include the following mediums:

·         Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor

·         Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers

·         Collage

·         Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints

·         Mixed media

·         Computer-generated art

·         Photography

Entries must be received at one of the 5th Congressional district offices by 5 p.m. on April 26. The offices are located at:

11611 N. Meridian Street

Suite 415

Carmel, IN 46032

120 East 8th Street

Suite 101

Anderson, IN 46016

Art teachers across the 5th District have helped the Congresswoman’s office notify students of the opportunity. Congresswoman Brooks extends her thanks to everyone who has encouraged students to participate.

The competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute in an effort to recognize and encourage artistic talent throughout the nation. Since 1982, more than 650,000 students have participated.

Winners from each district are recognized at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. during the summer. Two airline tickets are provided to the winner and guest. Honorable mentions will be displayed in the Congresswoman’s district offices.

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