From the office of Congressman Andy Harris:
WASHINGTON, DC: Congressman Andy Harris (MD-01) is pleased to announce that the 2016 Congressional Art Competition is now open for submissions. The competition, supported by the Congressional Institute, Southwest Airlines, and the House of Representatives, recognizes talented high school artists around the country. Winners from each congressional district will be eligible to attend the National Reception in Washington, D.C.
All high school students in Maryland’s First Congressional District are encouraged to apply. A winner from each congressional district will be chosen to display his or her artwork in the U.S. Capitol building for one year.
“Every year the Congressional Art Competition highlights the artistic talent in Maryland’s First District,” said Congressman Harris. “I am continuously impressed by the submissions we receive and am honored to display the First District runners-up in my office. I eagerly anticipate seeing the winning piece from the First District hanging on the wall in the U.S. Capitol.”
Since the first Congressional Art Competition in 1982, over 650,000 high school students have submitted their art work to the competition judges. 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 22, 2016.