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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

First District Congressional Art Competition Deadline Announced

Art is an important part of life and helps us visualize the world around us. Art uses a different kind of knowledge than math and science but does help us find new and creative ways of understand the world and its problems. Art and science often work together. Science drills into the details but art can create new connections among broad categories of research. Thus, art is not a wasted enterprise but one that can have significant impact on the breadth of our personal lives  but also science and business. 

Press Release Below......

Washington - Each spring, the Congressional Institute and participating Members of Congress sponsor An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide high school visual art competition that recognizes and encourages artistic talent in each congressional district. Since the pilot competition in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
The annual Art Competition is open to all high school students currently living in the First District. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and viewed by visitors and dignitaries from all over the world.
The theme for the 2020 Art Competition is "something important to you in your local community."

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, students must submit the Student Release Form along with a digital copy of their artwork to Bergman.Art@mail.house.gov.
All entries for the Congressional Art Competition must be submitted by June 1st, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.
All questions and inquiries should be directed to Bergman.Art@mail.house.gov.
          
 Ms. Reeve Katt was the winner of the First District 2019 Art Competition with her piece "The Launch of the Steamer Frank J. Hecker."

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