Rep invites student-artists to compete


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WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers (R–OH) invites high school students from Ohio’s 15th Congressional District to participate in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

The art competition is held every year to recognize the extraordinary artistic talents of our nation’s high school students. The goal of the competition is to support and promote the arts and to foster creativity and artistic expression among our nation’s youth. The winner of the art competition will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The winner will also be awarded a trip to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception and to see his or her artwork hung inside the Capitol.

The competition is open to all high school students who live in Ohio’s 15th District. All submitted entries must be an original in concept, design, and execution. All artwork must be submitted to one of my three district offices by March 18, 2016.

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The artwork may be:

• Paintings, including oil, acrylics, and watercolor

• Drawings, including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers

• Collage

• Prints, including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints

• Mixed Media

• Computer Generated Art

• Photography

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

The Art Show and Awards Ceremony for the Art Competition will take place at the Columbus Museum of Art on April 6, 2016 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Anyone seeking additional information on this year’s Congressional Art Competition should contact Adam Slane in Congressman Stivers’ Hilliard District Office at 614-771-4968.

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