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Congressman Collins Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Feb 10, 2016
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins today released the following statement announcing this year’s Congressional Art Competition and encouraging local high school students in New York’s 27th district to participate.

“It is a tremendous experience for Members of Congress and the hundreds of thousands of Capitol visitors to view the artwork submitted by high school students from around the country as a result of this competition,” 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.”

Last year there were over 85 submissions. The winning artist will receive a round trip flight to Washington, D.C. to see their artwork in the U.S. Capitol, where it will be on display for one year.

Now in its 34th year, the Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in New York’s 27th Congressional District.  Submissions are due to either of Congressman Collins two district offices by Monday, April 4th, 2016. A reception and award ceremony will be held on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 at Genesee Community College in Batavia, NY. Local high schools have been notified regarding contest rules and submission guidelines.  

Interested students should see their art teacher for details or contact Chris Catt from Congressman Collins’ office at (585) 519-4002.