March 04, 2020

Congressman Joe Neguse Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition for High Schoolers in the 2nd Congressional District

Washington D.C.—Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced the launch of the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high students in Colorado’s 2nd Congressional District.

 

“I am delighted to launch the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in our district,” said Congressman Joe Neguse. “Last year, over 60 high school students from across the 2nd Congressional District submitted stunning pieces of visual art to the competition. This year, we are proud to carry on the spirit of competition and to encourage and uplift talented young artists.”  

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art competition that was established in 1982 to recognize and encourage artistic talent in each congressional district. Students from across the country can submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of local artists will select the winning entries.

The winning works are displayed in the most-frequented hallway at the U.S Capitol, creating a stunning gallery that Members of Congress will pass by daily. The 2nd and 3rd place pieces will hang in Congressman Neguse’s Washington office and the 4th and 5th place pieces will hang in Congressman Neguse’s district offices.

All artwork submitted from the 2nd Congressional District will be displayed at the Boulder Museum of Modern Art from April 25 through May 2.  The winner will be announced at a reception for all participating students and teachers at the Boulder Museum of Modern Art on May 2. In addition to their work being hung in the Capitol for one year, the winning student will be invited to the unveiling ceremony in Washington, DC in June.

The deadline for submission is April 22 at 5:30 p.m.

More information can be found at: https://neguse.house.gov/programs/congressional-art-competition.