National Congressional Art Competition Seeks Entries from South Sound Students


Submitted by Congressman Denny Heck

Rep. Denny Heck Launches 2014 Artistic Discovery Contest for high school students in Washington’s 10th Congressional District

The office of Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) is looking for the Tenth District’s most promising young artists to submit entries for the U.S. House of Representatives’ annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning entry from a member of the Tenth District will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

“I’ve seen the art work in schools throughout the South Sound and I can’t wait to show some of it off in the other Washington,” Congressman Heck said. “This competition is open to high school students of all experience levels and I encourage them to submit their original paintings, drawings, photographs and inventive pieces of art.”

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. Potential entries can be paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art, or photography. All entries must be two-dimensional and original in concept, design, and execution.

The last day to submit an entry for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition is May 1.

Every Congressional district in the House of Representatives chooses one winner to be displayed at the exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. The contest provides an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. More than 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition since it began in 1982.

The 2013 winner from Washington’s Tenth District was Angela Salyer for her photograph, “Blooming in Spring.”

For more information on competition guidelines and how to submit art work, please visit the Congressional Art Competition page on Rep. Denny Heck’s web site. To view last year’s winners from Washington, please visit the House of Representative’s Congressional Art Competition page.

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