U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen is inviting high-school aged students who live in or attend school in the Second Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in the 2019 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, and the winning artist will receive two free plane tickets to Washington, D.C. for the Congressional Institute’s Art Competition Reception in June.
“I am always encouraged by the creativity of students across Washington’s Second District,” Larsen said. “I encourage the many gifted young artists to submit their artwork. I look forward to seeing the submissions this year and highlighting the talented students of Washington’s Second District.”Last year, Ana Anderson, a Friday Harbor High School student, won for her piece “Close Your Eyes and Fly Away.”Since 1982, thousands of students have participated in the Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to all high school students (grades 9-12). Interested students can find details and a full list of contest rules on Larsen’s website 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 Friday, April 26 at 4 p.m.Entries can be mailed or delivered to Larsen’s office in Everett :Rep. Rick LarsenRe: Art CompetitionWall Street Building2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9FEverett, WA 98201If students or teachers need assistance delivering artwork to one of Larsen’s offices, they can call the Everett office at 425-252-3188.Participants will be recognized and announced at a reception on May 5, 2019.Students can check whether they are Second District residents here.All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.For more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition, call 425-252-3188.