U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., is now accepting entries for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition from all interested high school students in the 3rd Congressional district in Kansas.
Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation, from each congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to recognize the artistic talents of high school students in their districts. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
“I am again excited to announce the Congressional Art Competition. I was truly thrilled to see all the tremendous art that was submitted last year, and look forward to seeing the terrific work of our area artists once more this year,” stated Rep. Yoder. “We have tremendously strong arts education programs in the 3rd District. The Congressional Arts Competition gives our art students the opportunity to show off their talents in the U.S. Capitol as some of the best art in the country.”
Students may submit entries to Rep. Yoder’s Overland Park District Office at 7325 W. 79th St. The deadline for submitting artwork is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 19. An Arts Advisory Committee made up of 3rd District artists will then select the winning entry, which is then displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.
Art work entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be:
• Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
• Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
• Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
• Mixed Media
• Computer Generated Art
For more information or to review Congressional Art Competition guidelines, call Rep. Yoder’s District Office at 913-621-0832, or visit www.Yoder.house.gov/art-competition.