This year, our offices are asking students and teachers to submit a high resolution photo via email of the artwork they would like to be part of the competition. The deadline for art submissions is April 16, 2021.
Each Spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation and in each congressional district. The annual art competition allows high school students from all 50 states to showcase their artistic ability. The winning piece of art from each Congressional district is displayed in an eleven-month exhibit in the U.S. Capitol.
All high school students (9-12th grade) who reside in or attend school in the 8th Congressional District are encouraged to participate. Artwork submitted must be original in concept, design and execution, no larger than 26” x 26” x 4” and can be in the form of paintings (oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.), drawings (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers), collage (must be 2 dimensional), prints (lithographs, silkscreen, block prints), mixed media, computer generated art, or photography.
This year, my office is asking students and teachers to submit a high resolution photo via email to Alice.Johnson@mail.house.gov of the artwork they would like to be part of the competition. You can find the student release form that will need to be emailed with the photo at the bottom of this page.
The deadline for art submissions is April 16, 2021.
Three award-winning works of art will be selected by a distinguished panel of local judges. The first-place art work will be displayed at the US Capitol for an eleven-month exhibit beginning in July, 2021. The winning student will receive two airline tickets to Washington, DC for the national ceremony and ribbon cutting of the art exhibit. The student will also be eligible to receive a $3,000 per year admission scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, should they apply and be accepted.
In addition to community professionals judging the top artwork, we will continue the “People’s Choice Award.” All of the submitted entries will be posted on my Facebook page, giving 8th district constituents the opportunity to choose their favorite. The People’s Choice Award winner’s artwork will be displayed in my Washington, D.C. office, unless it is the same piece that wins the overall competition, in which case the first-place offerings apply.
I look forward to seeing the talents of our Eighth District students, however, submissions will be limited to only one entry per student. Below is a student application/release form that must be included with the student's emailed submission.
For more information or questions, please contact my Tifton District Office: (229) 396-5175 or Alice.John@mail.house.gov.