McHenry announces Congressional Art Contest

Here’s the press release from Congressman Patrick McHenry:

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) announced submission deadlines for the 2014 Congressional Art Contest. The Congressional Art Contest began in 1982, and, since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated in this nationwide event enabling high school students to showcase their artistic ability.

This year’s theme is An Artistic Discovery, and the winning artwork from each Congressional District will be prominently displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The “Grand Prize” winner will also receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design.

All entries will be judged by a panel, and one winner will be selected. Artwork should be submitted electronically to Joe Bost of Congressman McHenry’s Gastonia office. The deadline to submit the artwork is April 18, 2014.

Once all artwork has been received, submissions will be posted on the Congressman’s Facebook page and users can share their thoughts on the work by liking their favorites.

“Last year we received a tremendous level of interest from local students and I hope this year is even better,” said Congressman McHenry. “It is always a pleasure to meet with the 10th District’s winning artist and see their work on display whenever I walk to the House floor for votes.”

The Congressional Art Contest is a privately-funded competition with support from SouthWest Airlines and the Congressional Institute. For more information, please visit

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