Hice announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Monroe, GA – Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) is inviting students in grades nine through 12th to take part in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The winning artist in Hice’s 10th Congressional District will join others fromThe winning artist will receive round-trip tickets to attend a national reception in Washington, D.C., and his or her artwork will be on display for one year in the U.S. Capitol.

“Each Spring when Members of Congress sponsor this annual arts competition, I’m always amazed at how incredibly gifted 10th District students are,” Hice said in a press release announcing the competition. “Georgia has some of the most talented students in the nation, and I encourage them to take advantage of this remarkable opportunity to showcase their artwork in a national exhibit.”

Students may access the Student Information and Release Form and competition guidelines online at www.hice.house.gov/constituent-services/arts-competition.htm.  All entries must be original in concept and design and should be submitted to one of the Congressman’s three district offices by Thursday, April 6, 2017. Hice will announce the winner and present awards for the top entries on Saturday, April 29, at a reception at Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts.

Each spring, this nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest recognizes and encourages the artistic talent in all the congressional districts in the nation, as well as in our congressional district. This Competition began in 1982 “to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the District. The over-all winner from each district’s competition will have his or her entry displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.

Entry details

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26” x 26” x 4”, including the frame. The art work may be

  • Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

To access a student release form click here, for the competition guidelines click here. Please note that we will accept no more than 10 entries per school. Also, please note the following dates. Entries are due to one of our district offices by Thursday, April 6th:

  • 100 Court St., Monroe, GA 30655
  • 3015 Heritage Rd., Suite 6, Milledgeville, GA 31061
  • 211 Railroad St., City-County Administration (Rm 2401), Thomson, GA 30824

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