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Submissions for the 2014 3rd Congressional District Art Competition are now being accepted through April 11. Students’ grades 9 through 12 are eligible to participate.
This event gives every high school student who attends school in Colorado's 3rd Congressional District the opportunity to share their artistic talents with the community.
Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in the 3rd Congressional district.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 3rd District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide.
All submitted artwork will be put on display in Grand Junction, CO from April 14th – April 25th. A reception will be held on April 25th at 6 pm. in Grand Junction at Colorado Mesa University in the Fine Arts Building 1100 North Ave., Grand Junction, CO. For information on where to send or drop-off your artwork, please submit the form below.
All entrants will receive a certificate of participation signed by Congressman Scott Tipton. First, second and third places will receive awards, and there will be honorable mentions for other submissions.
Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28” x 28” (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be:
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers.
- (It is recommended that
- Charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
- Collage - must be two dimensional
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums
*Please note we will not accept computer generated art
For more information please visit: www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition.
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
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 with the nationwide competition.
If you are interested in entering the annual Congressional District Art Competition please complete, sign and submit the following form:
The completed form should be mailed with the eligible artwork to:
Office of Congressman Scott Tipton
ATTN: Christian Reece
225 N. 5th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
The form may also be hand delivered along with the artwork to the nearest 3rd District Congressional Office in Grand Junction, Alamosa, Pueblo or Durango. Address information is available HERE.
If you have additional questions, please contact Brenda Felmlee, 3rd Congressional District Art Competition liaison, at 719-587-5105, or email: Brenda.Felmlee@mail.house.gov.