Rep. Yoder Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition
Washington, D.C. – Representative Kevin Yoder is now accepting entries from all interested Third Congressional District high school students for the 2018 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.
“I’m excited to announce that I am now accepting artwork from high school students across the Third District of Kansas for this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” Representative Yoder said. “This competition gives our students the opportunity to put their talent and hard work on display in the halls of Congress for guests from around the country and around the world to see. I look forward to seeing the incredible pieces of artwork that will be submitted this year by gifted young artists across the Third District.”
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.
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, April 13th. 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 http://yoder.house.gov/2018-Congressional-Art-Competition.