Bustos Begins Accepting Submissions for 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Deadline is Thursday, April 13th, 2017

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) invited high school students from across Illinois’ 17th Congressional District to submit their original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Congresswoman Bustos will be accepting submissions through the deadline, which is Thursday, April 13, 2017. There is a limit of one entry per student.

“There are so many talented young artists across our region, and I highly encourage Illinois high school students to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “The Congressional Art Competition is a tremendous opportunity for students’ work to be displayed for thousands of Americans to see.  As someone who has always had an appreciation for the arts, I’m honored to help feature the work of a young Illinois artist in the U.S. Capitol and look forward to seeing all of the entries.” 

Any high school student from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District is eligible to submit their original artwork for consideration. To enter, students must submit a digital form through Congresswoman Bustos’ website, and also send a digital version of their art to Artwork.Bustos@mail.house.gov. All entries will be posted online for the public to vote for the eventual winner.

The Congressional Art Competition, first held in 1982, is a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives.  One winning piece of artwork from each House district will be selected to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington for the next year.

The winner of the competition will also win two airline tickets to Washington, D.C. Runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Bustos’ Illinois offices and in her Washington, D.C. office.

For further details on the Art Competition, including more information on how to enter, please visit Congresswoman Bustos’ website at https://bustos.house.gov/congressional-art-competition/.