Hultgren announces Congressional Art Competition
GENEVA—U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has announced the start of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from the 14th District of Illinois. The winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for an entire year.
“The 14th District is filled with talented young artists,” Hultgren said. “Every year, I am impressed by each entry and enjoy highlighting the work of our district’s artistic high school students to visiting constituents touring the Capitol.”
The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982, and hundreds of thousands of high school students participated. One winner is chosen from each district, and the winner’s artwork is then sent to Washington, D.C., for display in the U.S. Capitol. However, submitted artwork will be hung at Water Street Studios for a reception announcing the winners, so make certain that your artwork is “ready to hang.” If selected, winners will be required to frame their piece for display in the Capitol Building. Each winner will also receive a roundtrip ticket to Washington, D.C., compliments of Southwest Airlines.
Last year, Avie Churchwell of Geneva was chosen as the winner from IL-14. Her winning piece, “Tea Party for One,” is currently one of those featured on the Congressional Art Competition website.
Entries for the competition are now being accepted and must be submitted to Rep. Hultgren’s district office by Friday, April 4. The entry only needs to be framed if it selected as the winner to be hung in the U.S. Capitol. The district office is located at 1797 W. State St., Suite A, in Geneva.
For any additional questions or to obtain a copy of the guidelines and student information/release forms when they become available, visit the official Congressional Art Competition Website or contact Ruth Richardson in Rep. Hultgren’s office at (630) 232-7104.