Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced today that entries are now being accepted for the 2013 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate in this competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
“Last year, I received numerous outstanding submissions for our Congressional Arts Competition by the many talented young artists in our district,” Congressman Huelskamp said. “The judges stated that although choosing a winner was difficult, they were greatly inspired by the level of talent we are in possession of in Kansas. I am excited for this year’s competition, and look forward to receiving submissions from Kansas students for this wonderful program.”
The 2013 competition will be hosted by The Deines Cultural Center, 820 N. Main in Russell.
The Congressional Arts competition is divided into seven categories: paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photography. All submissions must be received between March 25th and April 4th during business hours, or by appointment.
Awards will be given in each category and will be awarded by Congressman Huelskamp at a reception at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th, at the Deines Cultural Center, 820 N. Main in Russell.
For more information, interested students and art teachers can contact the Congressman’s Dodge City district office at 620-225-0172. Competition guidelines can also be found at http://huelskamp.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition.