Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced submission deadlines for the 2017 Congressional Art Contest. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982, and, since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated in this nationwide event enabling high school students to showcase their artistic ability.
“The Tenth District is home to a number of bright and talented art students,” said Congressman McHenry. "Once again this year, I'm proud to help recognize these talented artists by hosting the Congressional Art Competition."
The winning artwork from each congressional district will be prominently displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The “Grand Prize” winner will also receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design.
All entries will be judged by a panel, and one winner will be selected. Artwork must be submitted electronically to Joe Bost of Congressman McHenry's Gastonia office. The deadline to submit the artwork is May 5, 2017.
Once all artwork has been received, submissions will be posted on the Congressman's Facebook page and users can share their thoughts on the work by liking their favorites.
The Congressional Art Contest is a privately-funded competition with support from Southwest Airlines and the Congressional Institute. For more information, please click here.