Press Release

McHenry Announces Details for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Competition is open to students throughout the Tenth District

Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced submission deadlines for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Since the competition began in 1982, over 650,000 high school students have participated in this nationwide event showcasing the incredible talent of our nation's young artists.

“Every year, I am impressed by the submissions  of the Tenth District's bright and talented art students,” said Congressman McHenry.  "I am proud to continue the tradition by recognizing this year’s standout artists by again hosting the Congressional Art Competition." 

The "Grand Prize" winner of the Tenth District's Congressional Art Competition will have their artwork prominently displayed in the U.S. Capitol beside the winning pieces from each Congressional district. The winner will also receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and have the opportunity to view their artwork on display. By winning the Tenth District's competition, the winner will be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design or Tennessee Wesleyan College. Click here to learn about last year's winner, Shelby Yang of Claremont.
All entries will be judged by a panel, and one winner will be selected. The deadline to submit the artwork is April 30, 2018. Artwork must be submitted to any of Congressman McHenry's district offices before the April 30 deadline. The district office locations have been posted below:

Hickory District Office
1990 Main Ave. SE
Hickory, NC 28602
M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Gastonia District Office
Gaston County Administration Building
128 West Main Avenue, Suite 115
Gastonia, NC 28053
M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Black Mountain District Office
160 Midland Ave
Black Mountain, NC 28711
Monday & Wednesday 12:00pm-5:00pm

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 contest rules and information, please click here.