Wednesday, September 24, 2008

From Diane Franken: Congressional Art Contest

An Artistic Discovery is the annual art contest conducted by Members of Congress for high school students across the country. Students submit original works of art to their Representative’s office, and the winning piece from each Congressional district goes on display as part of a year-long national exhibition in the Cannon Tunnel, an underground walkway to the United States Capitol from the House office buildings.

The Congressman’s First District Art Competition is open to all high school students residing in the First District of Iowa. Only one entry per student will be accepted.

Guidelines and rules for the competition follow:

Only high school students in grades 9-12 may enter the art competition.
Artwork must fall into one of the following categories: painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer generated art or photography.
The following guidelines apply to all submitted artwork:
All submissions must be 2-dimensional
Artwork can be no larger than 30x30 inches, including the frame
Artwork can be no larger than 4 inches in depth.
All artwork must be protected by a frame. Metal frames with glass or Plexiglas recommended.
Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution; no violation of US copyright laws. Pictures reproduced from existing photos, paintings graphics or advertisements will not be accepted.
Artwork must be submitted for the entire year. Artwork cannot be removed early for any reason.
A completed Student Release Form must be submitted with all entries.

Artwork must be submitted to one of the Congressman’s District Offices by Monday, May 5, 2008. Entries should be mailed to the Waterloo office or delivered to any District office. The Release Form

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