Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.
I am pleased to announce the participation of Florida's 18th Congressional District in the 31st Annual Congressional Art Competition, which provides Members of Congress with the unique opportunity to showcase the talents of creative high school students in their district. The theme our district has chosen for this year's Artistic Discovery Contest is "From Sea to Shining Sea."
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in Florida's 18th District. The overall 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 nationwide.
Please click here for the necessary documents for participation in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. The deadline to notify the office of your participation is Monday, April 8th and all entries must be received no later than April 17th. Each participant is limited to one entry. For more information, please contact Angie Toro at my Palm Beach County District Office at (561) 253-8433.
Art works entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. 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.