Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives as an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
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 a roundtrip ticket to Washington, D.C. compliments of Southwest Airlines.
Entries for the 2018 competition are now being accepted!
Participating students' artwork will be on display from April 30th to May 4th at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. During this time, a panel of local judges will select the winner to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. The second and third place winners, along with the "Fan Favorite" chosen by Davis' Facebook followers, will have his/her artwork displayed in one of Davis' offices.
Entries must be submitted to Davis’ district offices by 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.
Rules and regulations can be found HERE. The student release form that must be signed and returned with the artwork can be found HERE.
For further information about the art competition, please contact my Champaign office at 217-403-4690.