Press Release

McHenry Announces Details for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Competition is open to students throughout the Tenth District

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Washington, March 13, 2019 | comments
Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced submission deadlines for the 2019 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, it is my honor to continue the tradition of recognizing some of the Tenth Districts most talented art students by hosting the Congressional Art Competition,” said Congressman McHenry. "I am always impressed by the creative and unique artwork submitted by students and I am sure this year will be no exception." 

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 the June 24th ribbon-cutting ceremony where they will be able to view their artwork on display for the first time. 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.
All entries will be judged by a panel, and one winner will be selected. The deadline to submit the artwork is April 30, 2019. 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
Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm

Gastonia District Office
Gaston County Administration Building
128 West Main Avenue, Suite 115
Gastonia, NC 28053
Monday-Friday 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 Competition is a privately-funded competition with support from Southwest Airlines and the Congressional Institute. For contest rules and information, please click here.
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