Hultgren Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition
Campton Hills, IL — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) has announced the start of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from the 14th District of Illinois. The winner's artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for an entire year.
"Each year high school students from around the 14th District consistently submit stellar entries for the Congressional Art Competition. I am expecting that this year will be no exception,” said Rep. Hultgren. “Our communities are full of talented young artists that deserve to be recognized."
Hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated since the Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982. One winner is chosen from each district, and the winner’s artwork is then sent to Washington, D.C. for display in the U.S. Capitol. Each winner also receives a roundtrip ticket to Washington.
Last year, Anne Jakubowski from Montgomery was chosen as the winner from the 14th District. Her piece, “Uncle Cubby,” won out of the 28 entries submitted from the district and is currently one of those featured on the Congressional Art Competition Website.
Entries for the competition are now being accepted and must be submitted to Rep. Hultgren's Campton Hills office by Thursday, April 20, 2017. The entry only needs to be framed if it is selected as the winner to be hung in the U.S. Capitol. The office is located at:
40W310 Lafox Road
Campton Hills, IL 60175
*New dimension requirements have been announced for entries. To obtain a copy of the full guidelines and student information/release forms, please visit the official Congressional Art Competition Website.
For additional questions, please contact Joanna Annerino in Rep. Hultgren’s office at 630-584-2734.