2016 Congressional District Art Competition
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 47th District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
Art works entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) by up to 4 inches in depth (and cannot weigh more than 15 pounds). The art work may be:
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES
All entries must be submitted on or before the tentative date of Friday, April 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to the district office of Congressman Alan Lowenthal located at:
100 West Broadway, West Tower, Suite 600 | Long Beach, CA 90802.
Each student must submit her/his art mounted on white or black mounting board. An Entry/Release Forms must be completed and attached to the back. Please note that the 47th Congressional District Art Competition Committee reserves the right to refuse art work that does not comply with art competition rules and guidelines.
If you would like to participate in the Congressional District Art Competition, please click here for a PDF version of the submission form.
Once completed, you may either:
- Email the form to Helene.Ansel@mail.house.gov
- Mail the form to 100 West Broadway Street, West Tower, Suite #600, Long Beach, CA 90802
- Or Fax the form to: 562-437-6434 (attn: Helene Ansel)
For additional information, please contact Helene Ansel at (562) 436-3828 or via email at Helene.Ansel@mail.house.gov.