Davis Seeks 2017 Student Art Competition Submissions
U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced he is accepting submissions from high school students in the 13th Congressional District for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for an entire year.
“I’m excited to host this year’s Congressional Art Competition at the Hatheway Cultural Center at Lewis and Clark Community College,” said Davis. “This is a great opportunity for students to display their work and showcase their artistic abilities. I encourage all of our schools to participate and I look forward to seeing this year’s submissions.”
Entries for the competition are now being accepted and must be submitted to Davis' district offices by 5:00PM on Wednesday, May 3, 2017.
Participating students' artwork will be on display from May 8th-12th at the Hatheway Cultural Center at Lewis and Clark Community College. During this time, a panel of local judges will select the winner to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. After the winner is announced, a “Fan Favorite” will be selected by followers of Congressman Davis’ Facebook page to be displayed in one of his congressional offices.
For any additional questions or to obtain a copy of the guidelines and student release forms, interested applicants should visit the Congressional Art Competition page on Davis' website or contact Jenny Baldwin in Davis’ office at 217.403.4690 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Background: The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982, and hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated throughout the years. One winner is chosen from each participating district, and the winner’s artwork is then sent to Washington, D.C. for display in the U.S. Capitol. Each winner also receives two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C.