Sunday, March 21, 2010

Congressional Art Competition 2010

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman John Adler announced that he is now accepting submissions for the 2010 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is part of the nationwide annual Congressional Art Competition intended to showcase the artistic talents and abilities of students across the country.

The winner will have their artwork featured in the U.S. Capitol, attend an awards ceremony on June 17, 2010 in Washington, D.C., and receive a partial scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design.

"I encourage local high school students to participate in this year's Congressional Art Competition," said Congressman Adler. "I am always impressed by the talent of our local students. I look forward to proudly displaying the winning submissions in Washington and New Jersey."

Congressman Adler named Ashley Mayers, a student from Forked River, NJ, the grand prize winner of last year's competition for her portrait of a soldier's homecoming.

The contest is open to all high school students who reside in the 3rd Congressional District, which includes parts of Burlington, Camden and Ocean counties. Artwork is due by May 7, 2010 and can be submitted at either of Congressman Adler's district offices.

Additional guidelines for the Congressional Art Competition include:

  • Piece must be two-dimensional
  • Each piece can be no larger than 30 inches by 30 inches to the outside dimensions of the frame
  • No more than 4 inches in depth
  • Pieces can be submitted in several categories, including paintings, drawings, prints, and mixed media.

For more information on the contest, click here or contact Alison Brazaitis in Congressman Adler's Washington office at 202-225-4765.

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