Monday, April 12, 2010

Congressman Owens Announces Congressional Art Competition

Washington – Congressman Bill Owens today announced that he is currently accepting submissions from high school students in New York’s 23rd Congressional District for an annual Congressional Art Competition. The theme for this year’s competition is “An Artistic Discovery”.

Interested students can submit a digital photo of their artwork to by April 30th, 2010. One winner will be chosen to have his or her submission sent to Washington, D.C. to be displayed for one year as part of the national student art exhibition in the U.S. Capitol. Ten finalists will also have their art displayed in Rep. Owens’ district offices throughout Upstate New York. Also required for submission is a completed student information and release form. The form can be found here.

A reception will be held Thursday, June 17th in the Cannon Caucus Room of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the winners. All travel and lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the winners and their guests.

·April 30th: Art Submission Deadline
·May 10th: Winner Announced
·June 17th: Reception in Washington, DC

·Artwork must be two dimensional
·Each piece can be no larger than 28”x28”x 4” (28 inches high, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep) including the frame. Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 lbs.
Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo (not the student’s own), painting, graphic, advertisement, or any other work produced by another person is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

More information can be found HERE

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! Love seeing a creative mind work and gain success!!!!!! Hope it continues to grow!