NYLON – Local high school students across Western New York and the country are all eligible to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition, which is now accepting entries.
Congressman Chris Collins, of the 27th Congressional District, on Friday encouraged high school students to enter the highly prestigious contest.
“Each day, members of Congress and hundreds of visitors to the Capitol walk by the award winning artwork submitted by high school students from around the country,” said Congressman Collins. “I look forward to another year with excellent submissions from NY-27 students and the opportunity to welcome our winning artist to Washington this summer.”
Last year, there were over 80 submissions. The winning artist receives a round-trip flight to Washington, D.C. to see their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol, where it will be on display for one year.
Now in its thirty-third year, the Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the United States. Submissions are due to one of Congressman Collins two district offices by Tuesday, April 7, 2015. A reception and award ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 11 at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY.
Local high schools have been notified regarding contest rules and submission guidelines. Interested students should see their art teacher for details, or contact Chris Catt from Congressman Collins’ office at (585) 519-4002.
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