I am excited to announce that submissions are now being accepted for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Across the country, high school students are submitting their most impressive pieces of art in hopes that their creations will earn the opportunity to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building for a full year. The 2017 Congressional Art Competition is open to all students in grades nine through twelve. It is my hope that you will take part in this wonderful opportunity and I look forward to showcasing the talents of students from right here in Indiana's 9th District.

There are seven categories of original artwork that may be submitted:
  • Paintings;
  • Drawings;
  • Collages;
  • Prints;
  • Mixed Media;
  • Computer-Generated Art; and
  • Photography
Below you will find the competition guidelines as well as the Student Information and Release Form that must accompany each entry. Please feel free to download these forms. Each student may submit up to 2 pieces for consideration. Please note that Indiana's 9th District will have an entirely digital competition, which means that a high-definition image of each student's submission must be submitted, along with the necessary paperwork, on a flash drive and sent to the Jeffersonville Office.

Pieces should be no larger than 26" x 26" x 4" (including frame). While submissions do not have to be framed for consideration, the 4 winning submissions MUST be framed before being sent to the Congressional Office. The Grand Prize winner will have their submission displayed in the Cannon Tunnel, the Runner Up will have their submission displayed in the Washington, D.C. Office, Third Pace will have their submission displayed in the Jeffersonville Office, and the Honorable Mention submission will have their submission displayed in the Greenwood Office.

The deadline for all submissions is April 28, 2017. Should any questions arise, please contact the Jeffersonville Office at 812-288-3999. I look forward to having the privilege of viewing all of the wonderful artwork that Indiana's 9th District has to offer.

Be of good cheer,
Trey Hollingsworth
U.S. Representative, IN-09

2017 Congressional Art Competition — Rules and Regulations for Indiana's 9th District
2017 Congressional Art Competition — Student Information and Release Form

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