From the office of Congressman Andy Harris:
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Andy Harris is pleased to announce the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. Each spring, the House of Representatives sponsors the competition to recognize the artistic talents of high school students in each congressional district throughout the country.
The competition is open to all high school students from Maryland’s First Congressional District. Each congressional district will select one winner and that student will have the opportunity to display his or her artwork for one year in the U.S. Capitol building, alongside the work of other contest winners from around the country.
“I appreciate this opportunity to recognize the gifted young artists of Maryland’s First District,” said the Congressman. “I will be honored to again display the art of First District runners-up in my offices, and I eagerly anticipate seeing the winning piece hanging on the winding wall of the U.S. Capitol.”
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to showcase the talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the competition.
For full competition guidelines and the student release form, please visit Congressman Harris’ website at harris.house.gov. Go to the “Serving You” tab at the top of the screen and click on “Art Competition.”
The deadline for submissions is Monday, April 14, 2014.