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Congressman Scott Tipton

Representing the 3rd District of Colorado

Congressman Tipton Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

March 6, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-03) announced that his office is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Third District Congressional Art Competition. Students in grades 9 through 12 are eligible to participate. Students who are mailing their artwork to the Grand Junction office must do so no later than April 20, 2018. Students who are dropping off their artwork to an office other than the Grand Junction office must do so no later than April 16, 2018.

“I am excited that my office will be participating in the Congressional Art Competition once again as Colorado’s Third District is home to many gifted students, whose hard work and talent deserve to be showcased,” said Tipton. “The first place winner’s submission will be proudly displayed in the halls of Congress for one year, and the artist will be flown to D.C. to attend a reception honoring their work. I encourage all students who are interested to apply and I look forward to meeting this year’s participants and seeing some amazing artwork.”

Guidelines for the 2018 competition:

  • The artwork must be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide and 4 inches deep including the outside dimensions of the frame.
  • All artwork should be framed but not to exceed the dimensions above. Please note the largest frame dimensions have changed this year.

Artwork that will be accepted:

  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collage: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Photography
  • Digital Art

All submitted artwork will be put on display in Grand Junction, CO, from April 23-May 2, 2018. A reception will be held Wednesday, May 2, 2018, from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm in Grand Junction at the Mesa County Public Library, located at 443 N. 6th Street.

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The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved in the nationwide competition.

Teachers, students, and parents with questions can contact Brenda Felmlee, Third Congressional District Art Competition liaison, at 719-587-5105, or email:

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