Congressman Dan Kildee Announces 2013 Congressional Art Competition
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) announced today that the 2013 Congressional Art Competition has begun, encouraging all high school students (grades 9-12) to submit artwork for the competition.
“I am pleased to sponsor the Congressional Art Competition and look forward to viewing the beautiful pieces of art young artists submit from mid-Michigan,” Congressman Kildee said. “This competition is a wonderful opportunity for our nation to showcase the talent and creativity of high school artists in our nation’s capital, and I encourage all students to participate.”
The first place winner will receive two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, D.C., to view their artwork on display and attend a ribbon cutting reception in June. The winning artwork will be on display for one year in the Cannon Tunnel to the U.S. Capitol along with the winners from other congressional districts across the country.
Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressional Art Caucus. The contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation and in the Fifth Congressional District. Since the competition began in 1982, over 650,000 high school students have participated. An online gallery of last year’s artwork can be found at www.conginst.org.
All art submission must be submitted no later than Friday, April 19th at 5:00 p.m., and may be dropped off at Congressman Kildee’s district office at 801 S. Saginaw St. in Flint. Students can also call Congressman Kildee’s office to schedule a time for entries to be deliver to staff during mobile office hours in other parts of the district outside of Genesee County.
All entrants must follow the art competition guidelines, including size of submissions. For more information, please visit www.house.gov/content/educate/art-competition or call Congressman Kildee’s office at (810) 238-8627.