Congressman Steve King is inviting aspiring artists in the 4th Congressional District to enter the Congressional Art Competition. Each year, the Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” is sponsored by Members of the United States House of Representatives through the Congressional Institute to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in each Member’s congressional district. This competition is open to all high-school students and the winner’s art piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The 4th District winner, along with one guest, will be flown to Washington, D.C. for the Congressional celebration courtesy of Southwest Airlines. Those interested in participating should review three important forms available on Congressman King’s website: the Art Submission Checklist, the Student Information and Release Form, and the Rules and Regulations for Students and Teachers.
“It is a pleasure to shine a spotlight on Iowa’s young artists,” said King. “The students who take part in the Congressional Art Competition always display an abundance of creativity and talent. I invite all of the 4th District’s aspiring artists to make the most of this opportunity offered to high-school students, and I look forward to seeing the winning work on display in the Capitol building.”
All artwork must be submitted and received by Monday, April 29, 2019 by 5:00 pm CT. Framed artwork should be hand delivered or mailed to Congressman King’s office at 1421 South Bell, Suite 102, Ames, Iowa 50010, and individuals choosing to hand-deliver artwork should call the Ames office in advance to arrange a time. Alternatively, artwork may be delivered in the form of an electronic copy of the work you are entering into the competition, but please be aware that electronic copies must contain all the identifying information required in the rules. Please send an electronic copy of the artwork to Tiffany.Olson@mail.house.gov.
Please note: All entries submitted must be original in concept, design, and execution and the winner will be decided by Congressman Steve King. The remaining artwork will be available for pickup or returned by mail, upon request. It is the Congressman’s intention to announce a winner on Friday, May 3, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Congressman King’s Ames office at 515-232-2885.