The Annual Congressional Art Competition provides Members of Congress with the unique opportunity to showcase the artistic creativity and talent of high school students from across the United States. As your Congressman from the 11th District of Virginia, it is my pleasure to host this competition for residents of this district and to show my support for the fine arts.
This competition is open to all high school students who are residents of the 11th Congressional District regardless of where they attend school; public, private and home schooled students are invited to participate and I encourage all who are interested to submit an entry. Due to space limitations, students may not submit more than two pieces of art.
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Starting again this year, students will get the chance to see their art professional as all of the artwork that is entered into the competition will be exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. Students will have the chance to visit in accordance to the Workhouse Arts Center’s COVID-19 safety protocols. The display will be up from May 5th, 2021 to May 16th, 2021.
The first-place winning entry will be displayed for one year in the United States Capitol. The second place entry will be exhibited at the Workhouse Arts Gallery for a year, and with the permission of the artists, additional high-ranking pieces will be displayed in my Capitol Hill and district offices.
Please click the following links for: Guidelines, Student Entry Forms, and Frequently Asked Questions. Please note that all entries must be received in my Prince William or Fairfax office by close of business Friday, April 30, 2021.
For additional information, please contact one of my district offices, information below –
Fairfax District office at (703) 256-3071 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prince William District office at (571) 408-4407 or email: email@example.com