Young student artists in California’s 11th Congressional District can enter original work for Congressman Mark DeSaulnier's annual Congressional Art Competition, which is accepting submissions until April 26.
High school students who live in or attend school in Contra Costa County are invited to participate in the annual competition, with the winning piece being featured in an 11-month exhibition in the U.S. Capitol along with the winning artwork from other Congressional districts.
“Each year, I am inspired by the artistic talent of the high schoolers throughout our community,” Rep. DeSaulnier (D-Concord) said in a statement. “I am excited to once again host this competition and share the creativity of our district’s young people in Washington and with the rest of the country.”
Participants will need to send in photographs or scans of their artwork, which will be judged by DeSaulnier and a panel of local judges.
Submissions must include the Student Release Form and submitted to [email protected] no later than 5 p.m. April 26.
To access the rules and guidelines as well as application forms, students can visit DeSaulnier's website at www.desaulnier.house.gov.