Congressional Art Competition set

WASHINGTON, D.C. Congressman Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-15) announced the details for the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for high school students.

Since 1982, the Congressional Art Competition has provided members of Congress the opportunity to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of young constituents. Over the years, more than 650,000 students have participated.

"The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity to showcase the creative talents of our nation's young people," said Thompson. "This is an event I look forward to each year, and I'd encourage all students who have a passion for art to submit their work."

The winners of the Congressional Art Competition will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for a full year and be invited to a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

All participating students from the 15th Congressional Districtwill have their artwork displayed in the Winkler Gallery of Fine Art in Dubois.

The winning artwork will be selected by an independent panel of judges established by the Winkler Gallery.

All entries for the 2020 competition must be received no later than Wednesday, April 15. The winner will be announced at a reception and public showing of all entries at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Winkler Gallery of Fine Art in DuBois.

All entries must meet the following criteria:

lBe two dimensional

lBe no larger than 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall and four inches thick

lNot weigh more than 15 pounds

lBe original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.

To view the complete contest rules and generate an application, please visit http://www.house.gov/educators-and-students/congressional-art-competition.