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Congressional Art Competition
Artistic Discovery Competition 2016
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.
Wednesday, April 20: See attached downloadable District Framing Guidelines PDF for District submission locations and details. (Downloads are located at the bottom of the page.)
Monday, April 25--Sunday, May 1: Public Exhibition of Artwork
Chattanooga State Community College Studio/Exhibit Hours
Humanities Building Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
4501 Amnicola Highway Saturday & Sunday - TBD
Chattanooga, TN 37406
Sunday, May 1: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
Thursday, June 23: National Winners Reception, Washington, D.C.
Please contact Michelle M. Harstine, Field Representative, at 423-756-2342 for more information.
*ART COMPETITION INFORMATION PACKET CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW*