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Congressman Kevin Yoder

Representing the 3rd District of Kansas

Rep. Yoder Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

Apr 12, 2017
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Representative Kevin Yoder is now accepting entries from all interested Third Congressional District high school students for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Since 1982, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition every spring to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
“Each year, I’m amazed by the incredible artwork created by student artists from the Third District,” Representative Yoder said. “I enjoy seeing their talent on display in the United States Capitol hanging with the other Congressional Art competition winners from each district in the country. The quality of art education and programs in the Third District is phenomenal and I’m looking forward to this year’s submissions.” 
Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26” x 26”, including the frame, and up to 4 inches deep. Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows: 
•    Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
•    Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
•    Collages: must be two dimensional.
•    Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints.
•    Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
•    Computer-generated art.
•    Photographs

Students may enter more than one piece of art. Interested students should submit entries to Representative Yoder’s District Office located at 7325 W. 79th Street in Overland Park by 5:00 PM on Friday, May 5th. An Arts Advisory Committee made up of artists from around the district will then select the winning entry to be put on display at the U.S. Capitol.
For more information, please call Representative Yoder’s District Office at (913) 621-0832, or visit