Williams invites high schoolers to enter congressional art contest

Congressman Roger Williams, R – Texas, recently invited high school students residing in Texas’ 25th Congressional District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, a nation-wide high school art competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

High school students residing in Texas’ 25th Congressional District are eligible to submit one piece of artwork.

Email an attached photo of artwork (including dimensions) by April 26 to Ruth.Zachary@mail.house.gov.

Three winners from the 25th District will be chosen May 2.

Winners will be sent a FedEx label to ship their artwork to Congressman Williams’ Washington, DC office.

All entries must be: two-dimensional; framed; and weigh no more than 15 pounds (including frame) and measure no more than 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by 4 inches deep (including frame).

Entries may be:

Paintings – including oil, acrylics and watercolor.

Drawings – including pastels, pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, ink and markers.

Collages – must be two dimensional.

Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen and block prints.

Mixed Media – use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor.

Computer Generated Art

Photographs.

Entries must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.

Entries must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

There will be a winner’s reception held on June 24. Second and third place winning entries will be displayed in Congressman Williams’ district offices.

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