Spanberger Announces Congressional Art Competition for Seventh District High School Students

Apr 02, 2019
Local Issues

The Winner’s Artwork Will Be Displayed in the U.S. Capitol for One Year

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger today invited high school students from Virginia’s Seventh District to participate in an art competition, in which the winner’s piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year alongside artwork from students in all 50 states.

This annual contest is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the artistic talent of Central Virginia students. Full details and instructions can be found on Rep. Spanberger’s website. Entries may include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photography. Any high school student who resides in the Virginia Seventh may submit one piece for consideration. Submissions are due by 4:00 pm ET on Friday, April 26, 2019 and must be delivered to one of the Congresswoman’s district offices. The district offices are located at:

Henrico Office

4201 Dominion Blvd, Suite 110

Glen Allen, VA 23060

(804) 401-4110

Spotsylvania Office

9104 Courthouse Road, Room 249

Spotsylvania, VA 22553

(804) 401-4110

Participants are strongly encouraged to call ahead to arrange a drop-off time with district staff. Please do not leave any artwork unattended. Students and families are also encouraged to save the date, Friday, May 3, 2019, for an exhibit, reception, and awards ceremony in Henrico County. More details to be announced.

“Each year, this contest provides an excellent opportunity to recognize and celebrate the thriving arts culture and talent among Central Virginia’s high school students,” said Spanberger. “The arts are a crucial component of an education, and I look forward to seeing all the impressive work our students will submit.”

Earlier this year, Spanberger held an essay contest for high school students in Virginia’s Seventh District. Two of the winners shadowed her for the day in Washington, where they observed the MAZON Annual Hunger Seder, a German American Business Council roundtable, and a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing with Secretary of State Pompeo. Two additional essay contest winners will shadow Spanberger later this month in her Henrico office.


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