I am excited to invite students to participate in this year’s annual Congressional Arts Competition. Sponsored by the Congressional Institute, this nationwide contest recognizes and encourages artistic talent across the country. The competition is open to all high school students residing in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District, and the winning artist will have his or her artwork displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The deadline has now been extended for students to submit their artwork by March 31. Students will need to submit their entries through a free Slideroom account, which can be set up through this link. A panel of qualified artists and community leaders from across the district will judge the artwork, and we will hold a reception and awards ceremony for the finalists in late April. Semi-finalists and finalists will have their artwork exhibited at the Howell Library from April 15 through May 15, and the winning student will be flown to Washington, D.C., on Southwest Airlines for a reception and award presentation at the end of June.