Congressional Art Competition now open for submissions

copy_3000_colorHigh school-aged students can now submit artwork for the Congressional Art Competition.

The U.S. House of Representatives holds the nationwide high school visual art competition to encourage and recognize artistic talent in each congressional district. The winning entry will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The winning artist will also get two free plane tickets to Washington, D.C.

Rep. Rick Larsen encourages constituents in the second congressional district to apply.

To participate, students must complete and submit the entry form. The form is available online or by calling Larsen’s Everett office at 425-252-3188.

Entry forms must be signed by the student, a parent or guardian and a school faculty member. Forms and art submissions are due by Monday, April 18 at 4 p.m.

They can be mailed or delivered to Larsen’s offices in Everett or Bellingham at the following addresses:

Rep. Rick Larsen
Re: Art Competition
Wall Street Building
2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9F
Everett, WA 98201

Rep. Rick Larsen
Re: Art Competition
119 North Commercial Street, Suite 1350
Bellingham, WA 98225

If students need assistance in getting their artwork to one of Larsen’s offices or the drop off locations, they can call the Everett office at 425-252-3188.

Participants will be honored and the winner will be announced at a reception on April 23, 2015.

Students can check whether they are Second District residents at this link.

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.

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