U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita has announced that his office will be accepting entries for the annual Congressional Art Competition.
The Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute, is an annual competition to recognize the artistic efforts of high school students from across the country. Student artists submit their work to their local members of Congress, and the work of one artist from each district is selected for display in the U.S. Capitol.
“The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for our young Hoosier artists to show off their best creative work,” Rokita said in a press release. “I look forward to seeing the many excellent entries from students in the Fourth District.”
Students may submit paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, or photography. All entries must be original in concept, design and execution. If selected as the district winner, the artwork, when framed, should be no larger than 28x28-inches wide and 4-inches deep, to the outside of the frame, and 15 pounds in weight.
Submissions for this year must be received in Rokita’s offices at 355 S. Washington St., Danville, or 337 Columbia St., Lafayette, by April 30. The winner will be notified by the week of May 5.
The program is an annual competition conducted each year since 1982. According to the Congressional Institute, more than 650,000 artists have participated since the competition’s inception.
For more information about rules and submission guidelines, visit the website at http://rokita.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition or call District Director Joe McLain at 718-0404.