High School students with artistic talent are encouraged to take part in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives.
U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski invites students to submit artwork that could be chosen to hang in the U.S. Capitol. for a year. Entries will be judged by a panel of art professionals from the Second Congressional District. Teachers, fellow students, family members, and friends of the entrant can vote on their favorite piece when they are posted in an album on Walorski’s official Facebook page.
The first place winner will not only have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol, but the honor will include two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. Artwork from the second and third place winners will be displayed in Walorski’s Mishawaka Office.
The Congressional Art Competition was established in 1982 to give members of Congress the opportunity to recognize artistic talent of constituents in their Districts.
Entries may be submitted until April 17. They can be dropped off at Walorski’s Mishawaka office, 202 Lincolnway East, Suite #101. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. The Rochester office is at 709 Main Street (Corner Market Mall). Office hours are Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.
All entries will be displayed at the South Bend Airport on Wednesday, April 22.