Congressman Michael McCaul

Representing the 10th District of Texas

McCaul Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Mar 31, 2017
Press Release
Winner’s artwork to be displayed in U.S. Capitol; winner receives airfare for two to Washington, D.C. to view exhibit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael McCaul (TX-10) announced that his office will begin accepting submissions for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

Congressman McCaul: “The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to showcase the artistic talent among students throughout Texas’s 10th Congressional District, and each year I continue to be impressed by the quality of work we receive.  I look forward to seeing this year’s entries and encourage all high school age students to consider submitting their artwork for the chance to have their work showcased for a national audience.”

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students residing in the 10th Congressional District.  The winning piece will be on display for one year in the U.S. Capitol along with other winners from across the country.  The winner will receive two complimentary airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to view the exhibit and will also be invited to a reception for all of the winners across the nation.

The second place artwork will be on display in one of our four district offices.

McCaul’s office will also award the People’s Choice Award; images of the artwork will be posted on McCaul’s Facebook page, and fans will have the opportunity to vote until May 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. CT.  The student whose artwork receives the highest number of “likes” will be designated the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth and weigh up to 15 pounds. All entries must be two-dimensional and original in concept, design and execution. Eligible types of art include paintings, drawing, prints, collages, mixed media, computer generated art, and photography. Find more information and guidelines here

Artwork needs to be delivered to McCaul’s Austin, Brenham, or Tomball office by April 27, 2017.

Background
The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in Texas’s 10th district and throughout the country. Since it began in 1982 as an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition. For more information, please contact McCaul’s Austin office at (512) 473-2357 or visit our website at McCaul.house.gov. On the website, you will find the guidelines as well as the student release form.