Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney invites Hudson Valley high school artists to compete for an opportunity to showcase their art in the United States Capitol by participating in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.
The competition is open to high school students, but exceptions may be made for schools that have grades seven through 12 on one campus. Contestants will compete with other students from the district and the winning student will be recognized at an awards ceremony to be held in Washington, D.C. in June.
All pieces submitted will be posted on the Representative’s Facebook page for a period of two weeks, starting on Mon., Apr. 10, and the work with the most “likes” will receive a separate award as the social media champion. All participants will be recognized at a reception hosted by Rep. Maloney this spring.
The grand prize winning artwork will be displayed in the Capitol for one year and the winning student, plus one guest, will receive complimentary airfare to Washington, D.C. for a reception in June. You can view last year’s art competition entries on Rep. Maloney’s Facebook page.
The final submission date is Mon., Apr. 3 and the winner will be selected later in the spring. All submissions of student artwork must be framed and a Student Information and Release Form can be dropped off to Rep. Maloney’s Newburgh Office, located at 123 Grand St. in Newburgh, NY.
For more information, contact Lizette Hernandez at 561-1259 or send an email to Lizette.firstname.lastname@example.org.