The 2010 Congressional Art Competition gives high school students a chance to have their art displayed in the US Capitol and travel to Washington, DC for the winners’ reception.
“During my time in Congress I have been proud to sponsor district art competitions that demonstrate the outstanding talents of so many of our local youth,”?said Congressman Wally Herger.
“Each winner from Congressional Districts across the country has the honor of having his or her work hung in a walkway to the Capitol building. I look forward to seeing this year’s entries and encourage all those who are eligible to enter,” added Herger.
Each high school student from California’s Second Congressional District can enter one piece of art that is no larger than 24 x 24 x 4 inches, including the frame, and cannot be heavier than 15 pounds.
Artwork can be entered in the following mediums — paintings, drawings, two-dimensional collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photographs.
The winners’ reception will be held in Washington DC on June 17. The winner will receive two tickets to Washington DC for the reception and is also eligible for a $5,000 scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design.
Artwork for the contest should be delivered to Congressman Herger’s Chico office no later than April 23 at 5 p.m.
Herger, according to a press release from his office, will compile a panel of judges from local community members to choose a winner.
Any student wanting to participate is encouraged to contact Wally Herger’s Chico office at: Congressman Wally Herger, 2635 Forest Avenue, Suite 100, Chico, CA 95928; (530) 893-8363.