|The annual congressional art competition, which brings together the best student artwork from across the Third District, features a $12,000 scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design as the top prize. In addition to the scholarship, the winning entry will be hung, along with entries from other congressional districts, in a corridor of the U.S. Capitol Building.
There are three ways to qualify for the competition:
1. Art Center Contests
High school students who place (first, second, third, or honorable mention) in appropriate categories at art center contests are eligible to submit their winning entries.
2. High School Contests or School Selection
Public and private high schools in the Third Congressional District are invited to select up to three pieces of artwork to represent their school in this competition. The selection process for that artwork is completely at the discretion of school officials. Local schools will be mailed a packet with the complete rules, deadlines, and an entry form.
3. Home School Participation
Home school students are encouraged to enter their artwork at regional art center competitions. However, if a student is not able to submit their work for some reason (location, did not know about the contests, etc.), he/she may still be considered for the Artistic Discovery contest.
Entries need to arrive at my office by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, 2003. The winner will also be invited to attend the opening exhibit in Washington, D.C., with other winners from across the country.
For more information on art competition eligibility, contact my office.