Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced submission deadlines for the 2022 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.
“It is an honor to continue the tradition of the Congressional Art Competition and recognize some of the Tenth District's most talented art students,” said Congressman McHenry. "Every year, I am amazed by the creativity and skill that comes out of the Tenth District's high schools. I look forward to seeing this year's submissions and seeing the winner displayed in the U.S. Capitol."
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 be eligible to receive a $3,000 per year scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), should one apply and be accepted for enrollment.
All entries will be judged by a panel, and one winner will be selected. The deadline to submit the artwork is Friday, May 6, 2022. Artwork must be submitted to any of Congressman McHenry's district offices before the May 6 deadline. The district office locations are listed below:
Hickory District Office 1990 Main Ave. SE
Hickory, NC 28602 Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm
Mooresville District Office Iredell County Government Center South
610 East Center Avenue
Mooresville, NC 28115 Wednesday 11:00am-4:00pm
Triad District Office Rural Hall Town Hall
423 Bethania-Rural Hall Road
Rural Hall, NC 27045 Thursday 11:00am-4:00pm
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.