U.S. Congressman Rob Woodall, whose district includes Suwanee, encourages high school art students in the 7th Congressional District to enter the 2012 Congressional Art Competition. The deadline to submit entries is Friday, March 30.
The winner will be invited to attend the June 20 opening of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery Exhibition at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Winning student artworks will be displayed in the hall leading from the U.S. House office buildings to the U.S. Capitol for an entire year.
“The Congressional Art Competition affords our young and talented students the opportunity to showcase their work in the U.S. Capitol – a global symbol of freedom. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Woodall said in announcing guidelines for the contest.
Submissions in the 7th District competition will be displayed at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth starting Tuesday, April 10, and culminate with an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14. First- through third-place winners will win scholarships to the Atlanta Art Institute.
Here are the guidelines for the competition:
- Entries must be submitted to Woodall’s Lawrenceville office by Friday, March 30, 2012.
- Entrants must be high school students of public, private, or home schools located in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District.
- Artwork must be no larger than 28 x 28 inches (including the frame) and no more than four inches in depth and weigh no more than 15 pounds.
- Entries must fall within the following categories: paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolor); drawings (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers, etc.); prints (lithographs, silkscreen, block prints); collage (must be two-dimensional); computer generated art; or photography.
- Each entry must be an original concept and cannot violate U.S. copyright laws.
A panel of qualified persons chaired by the Architect of the Capitol will decide the suitability of submissions.
Michelle Partogi from the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science and Technology, who painted a graphic commentary on the Jewish Holocaust, was the 2011 winner.
For a copy of the entry form visit http://woodall.house.gov/ or contact Woodall’s Gwinnett Office at 770-232-3005.