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Art Competition

 

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

I am pleased to announce that my office will participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. This is a wonderful opportunity for high school students across the 3rd Congressional District to compete for the opportunity to display their artistic talents to folks visiting the United States Capitol.

The deadline to submit artwork to my office is Friday, April 21, 2017.

Artwork entered in the competition must be unframed, and it may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches and up to 4 inches in depth (including the frame). The artwork cannot weigh more than 15 lbs. Artwork that does not adhere to size guidelines cannot be considered. The artwork may be:

  • Paintings – including oil, acrylics and watercolor

  • Drawings – colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels and charcoal (it is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)

  • Collage – must be two-dimensional

  • Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen and block prints

  • Mixed Media – use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.

  • Computer Generated Art

  • Photography

 

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.

Students may bring their artwork to my District Office in Las Vegas at 8872 South Eastern Avenue, Suite 220 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays).

In addition:

  • Please do not send artwork via mail or any package delivery service as the artwork may be damaged in transit. Neither Members of Congress nor the U.S. House Sergeant at Arms will be responsible for any damage to the artwork.

  • It is important that the artwork is unframed when it is entered in the competition.  The winner will be responsible for following framing guidelines and resubmitting their framed artwork before May 2017

  • The winner’s artwork will hang in the United States Capitol for the entire year of the exhibition and cannot be returned to the student until May 2018.  Students should, therefore, submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.

  • All participants will receive a recognition certificate from Congresswoman Rosen

  • Artwork that is not chosen must be picked up in my Las Vegas District Office by Monday, June 5, 2017.

 

The rules, checklist, and release form for the competition are scheduled to be posted on House.gov. If you have any questions about the Congressional Art Competition, please email Chelsea.Rosenberg@mail.house.gov or call the Washington, DC office at 202-225-3252.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, including this year's deadlines, please submit the following form.  marks required fields of data.

 

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