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Congressional Art Competition
Artistic Discovery Competition 2017
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. 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. The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students grades 9-12 in the 3rd District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol Building. The exhibit, in Washington, D.C., will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution. Each student may enter up to two pieces. Please review all attached information for submission information, acceptable size requirements and more.
Monday, April 17: See attached downloadable District Framing Guidelines PDF for District submission locations and details.
Monday, April 24-Sunday, April 30: Public Exhibition of Artwork
Roane State Community College Public Exhibition Hours
McNally/Coffey Building Monday-Friday 10:00am-4:00pm
701 Briarcliff Avenue Saturday & Sunday Noon-4:00pm
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Sunday, April 30:TN 3rd District Art Show Reception
- 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Exhibition Viewing and Refreshments
- 2:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony Begins
TBA: National Winners Reception, Washington, D.C.
Please contact Field Representatives Cindy Boshears, at 865-576-1976 or Michelle Harstine, at 423-756-2342 for more information.
*ART COMPETITION INFORMATION PACKET WILL AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD SHORTLY*