I am writing to invite all high school students from Illinois’ 12th Congressional District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition.
This year I am pleased to announce the theme for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. It is, “Southern Illinois: The Place I Call Home.” As you know, the 12th Congressional District of Illinois is a unique part of America filled with memorable places, a diverse and hardworking workforce and families who take great pride in their heritage. I look forward to seeing this year’s submissions and learning why these young artists are proud to call Southern Illinois their home.
Please watch this video to watch a preview of where the winning entry will be placed in the United States Capitol!
Congressional Art Competition Rules and Regulations:
All artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 28 inches long, 28 inches wide and 4 inches deep. Artwork should not weigh more than 15 pounds.
Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:
Paintings: Oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
Drawings: Colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal
Collages: Must be two dimensional
Prints: Lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
Mixed Media: Use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolors, and computer-generated art photographs.
Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws.
Work must be in the original medium (not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).
A typed copy of the Student Information and Release Form signed by the teacher, a parent or guardian and the student must be securely attached to the back of the artwork to certify the originality of the piece.
Please retain a copy for your records.