It is my distinct pleasure to be a sponsor of the annual Congressional Art Competition for high school art students in the 7th Congressional District. This is a nationwide competition coordinated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives.
In early spring, my office contacts each high school in the district. Each school is asked to submit one piece of artwork to my District office. The entries will be judged, and the winning piece will be sent to Washington, D.C. for display in the annual exhibition in the U.S. Capitol Complex. The winning student is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, D.C. in June.
This year, we are requested that all art work be submitted no later than Wednesday May 3rd, 2017 to the District Office. My Houston office staff can be reached at 713-682-8828 for more details.
This event is a wonderful opportunity for students to be recognized for their creative talents.
Please refer to the guidelines for complete entry details. Students who have questions about the competition should contact their art teachers.
Last year's Congressional Art Competition winner was Catherine Wu of James E. Taylor High School for her Prismacolor Marker piece "Close Up Encounter" which will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year.