U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) announced that the 2012 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, is now open to high school students throughout Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which includes central, southern and eastern Oregon. The contest is a nationwide endeavor for students to showcase their artistic abilities while competing for the chance to have their work displayed in the United States Capitol.
“This competition is a tremendous opportunity for young people interested in art, and it gives students the chance to have their work showcased for a national audience,” Walden said. “I encourage all high school students with work they would like to share to send it in and be a part of this year’s An Artistic Discovery.”
To enter the Congressional Art Competition, students must submit no more than two photographs of their work to Walden’s office by Wednesday, May 2, 2012. After artwork is received, one winner will be selected from Oregon’s Second Congressional District. A panel of judges will determine the final winners. The overall winner will have his or her artwork sent to Washington, D.C. to be displayed as part of the national student art exhibition in the U.S. Capitol. Four runners-up will have their artwork hung in Walden’s Washington, D.C., Medford, Bend, and La Grande offices. Artwork will hang in the Capitol and Walden’s offices for one year and will be returned at the conclusion of An Artistic Discovery in 2012.
Guidelines and entry forms can be obtained from http://www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/
Questions about the competition should be directed to Megan Schenewerk in Walden’s office at 202-226-7335 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may e-mail photos and their student release forms by May 2 of their artwork to Megan at the above address (jpeg files) or photos of artwork can be sent via U.S. mail to the following address (must be received by May 2)