Congressman Chris Collins Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition
Clarence, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced today the beginning of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982, the event is a nationwide annual art competition that allows high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability.
Now in its 37th year, the Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who reside in New York’s 27th Congressional District. The winning artwork from will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol and the winning artist will be invited to attend a reception in Washington D.C., as well as a private tour of the U.S. Capitol.
“The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity for students to showcase their artwork to the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Capitol each year,” said Congressman Collins. “I always look forward to seeing the artwork submitted by the talented students of NY-27 and the opportunity to welcome our winning artist to Washington.”
Submissions are due to either of Congressman Collins’ two district offices no later than 5:00PM on Tuesday, April 9th. A reception and award ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 13th at the Roz Steiner Art Gallery, located on the Genesee Community College campus in Batavia, NY. Local high schools have been notified regarding the contest rules and submission guidelines.
Interested students should see their art teacher for details or contact Alexis Ogra at (585) 519-4002.