U.S. Rep. Pete
Visclosky, D-1st, is announcing the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for
high school students from Indiana’s 1st Congressional District.
Each year, the
Congressional Institute and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives
sponsor the Congressional Art Competition as an opportunity to promote the
artistic talent in each Congressional District.
Art Competition is a great program that recognizes and celebrates the talent
of young artists in Northwest Indiana,” Visclosky said. “I encourage all
high school students to participate in this outstanding opportunity.”
Please note that
there is no required theme for the submission; however, themes from
Northwest Indiana, U.S. history, government, and culture are encouraged. The
grand-prize winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S.
Capitol for one year, and will receive two complimentary round-trip tickets
from Southwest Airlines to attend a ceremony unveiling the artwork in
Washington, D.C. Also note that all additional travel arrangements and
expenses will be the responsibility of the winner.
submissions and application forms must be brought to Visclosky’s
Merrillville office no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 28. Artwork will be
accepted during the Merrillville office’s normal hours of operation: 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
information about the Congressional Art Competition, including guidelines
and application forms, is available at