High School students can submit their art for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Southwestern Indiana high school students who live in the 8th Congressional District have the opportunity for their work to be featured at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Rep. Larry Bucshon’s office will accept submissions from 8th District high school students for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition until April 16.

The event takes place across the nation, providing an opportunity for members of Congress “to understand, acknowledge and honor the artistic talent of their high school constituents,” according to a news release from Bucshon’s office.  The event is open to all high school students who live in or attend a school in the district, including those in home school.

The winner from the district will have their work displayed for a year in the United States Capitol Complex in Washington D.C.  The artist will also receive an invitation to attend the winners’ reception for the art competition in Washington, D.C. this summer.
 
There are several rules and criteria to enter the show. For more information, please visit this link.

The winner, which is chosen by a panel of local judges, will be notified during a reception at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana in Evansville at 4 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, April 27. All artists, teachers, family and friends are welcomed to attend. This reception is subject to change based on the state of the COVID-19 virus. We will host this reception in a socially distanced manner and follow all guidelines from the CDC and directives from Governor Holcomb.

All submissions are due by Friday, April 16.

Due to concerns of COVID-19, art intake will be done by scheduling a time to drop off the artwork at a district office (Terre Haute, Evansville, Jasper, or Vincennes) or by having a staff member pickup artwork at a local high school. Please email Erin Lucas ([email protected]) to coordinate details.

Details on rules, criteria and how to submit available at this link.

Posted: Feb. 26, 2021