Henrico Citizen: Spanberger announces Congressional Art Competition for high school students

HENRICO CITIZEN

U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger is inviting Central Virginia high school to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition, in which the winner’s piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside student-submitted artwork from all 50 states.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Student entries may include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photography.

Any high school student who lives in Virginia’s Seventh District may submit one piece for consideration. Full details are available on Spanberger’s website, spanberger.house.gov/services/art-competition.htm.

“I’ve always been in awe of the Art Competition submissions from our district — and one of my favorite parts of each day on Capitol Hill is spotting the artwork from the Seventh District alongside the tremendous artworks from students across the country,” said Spanberger.  “I’m proud to continue this tradition, which celebrates the diverse cultural talent in our country, as well as the parents and educators who help these students thrive.”

Submissions are due by 4 p.m. April 30. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, pieces must be submitted online using the instructions on Spanberger’s website.

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