Deadline for Congressional Art Competition is April 11

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

Rep. Tom Reed announces that the 2014 Congressional Art Competition is now underway. All high school students in New York’s 23rd Congressional District are encouraged to participate for the chance to have their artwork showcased in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

“We’re excited to again offer this great opportunity for students to showcase their artwork on the national level,” Reed said. “Each year we receive a wide variety of creative and impressive pieces from very talented young artists. Please encourage any high school students you may know to submit their artwork to bring national attention to their talent and help us promote the arts.”

The annual competition is open to all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District. One student will have their original artwork displayed for one year in the United States Capitol and will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for the Exhibition Opening Celebration of their artwork. Five student finalists will have their artwork displayed in Tom Reed’s Washington, D.C. office.

Additional information, including competition guidelines, student release form and submission checklist are available on Reed’s website, http://reed.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition. Submissions will be accepted through Friday, April 11 at Reed’s Corning, Geneva, Jamestown or Olean district offices. Students are encouraged to call 607-654-7566 with any questions.