From the office of Congressman Andy Harris:
Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) is pleased to announce the 2015 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.
“The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity to recognize and celebrate the gifted young artists of Maryland’s First District,” said Congressman Harris. “It is an honor to be able to 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 and since then over 650,000 high school students have been involved. 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 Friday, April 17, 2015.