Congressman Kevin Cramer announced today his office is accepting student entries for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.
Each spring, this nationwide high school art competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The winning entry from North Dakota will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
“This is a great opportunity to showcase a North Dakota student’s artistic talent on a national level, said Cramer. “Their piece will hang in the United States Capitol for the next year where thousands of visitors and tourists from around the world will see it on display.”
The competition is open to public, private, and home-schooled students in grades 9 to 12. Exceptions may be made for students in the seventh and eighth grades on the same campus as a high school. To enter the competition, students are asked to submit their entries to the North Dakota Juried Student Art Show at the Taube Museum of Art in Minot no later than Tuesday, March 29 at 5:30 p.m.
Their work will be on display at the Taube Museum from April 5 to 29. At this time, professional artists chosen by the Taube Museum of Art will chose one winning entry to represent the state of North Dakota on display in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will also be invited to a reception in Washington, D.C., at the Capitol Visitors Center.
Specifications for artwork, and additional information on the contest is available at cramer.house.gov/services/art-competition.