Today, Congressman Bill Huizenga announced the start of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students across Michigan’s Second Congressional District.
“The Congressional Art Competition is a wonderful way for West Michigan students to showcase their creativity and demonstrate their artistic ability,” said Rep. Huizenga. “I look forward to seeing the innovative and imaginative artwork from aspiring student artists across West Michigan.”
The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Friday, April 20. All original entries should be submitted to Congressman Huizenga’s office in Grandville. Entries are limited to one per student.
The winning entry and finalists will be selected by a panel of local art and design professionals. The winning entry from each congressional district will be displayed on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The winning artist will also be invited to fly to Washington, D.C. for a national reception honoring the winning artists from across the nation.
The 2018 Congressional Art Competition Rules and Regulations for both students and teachers can be found here. If you have questions regarding the rules, the competition itself, or submitting a piece of art, please contact Sarah Lisman in the Grandville District Office at (616) 570-0917.
Last year’s winning piece of art (pictured above), entitled “Nostalgia,” was created by Ruby Henrickson of Ludington.
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