March 07, 2014
Representative Todd Rokita has announced that his office will be accepting entries for the annual Congressional Art Competition starting today.
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 United States Capitol.
“The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for our young Hoosier artists to show off their best creative work,” said Rokita. “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 28 inches high, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, to the outside of the frame, and 15 pounds in weight.
Submissions for this year must be received at Rokita’s Danville (355 S. Washington St.) or Lafayette (337 Columbia St.) by April 30, 2013. The winner will be notified by the week of May 5th. Notices have been sent to 4th District high schools, and teachers are encouraged to assist their students with submissions.
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, please visit http://rokita.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition. For questions about contest details, please contact District Director Joe McLain in Danville at (317) 718-0404.