Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is accepting submissions for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. All high school students who are residents of the 49th District of California—which includes San Clemente—are encouraged to submit their creative artwork to the contest. The winning entry will be displayed in the United States Capitol building for 11 months.
Winners will also be presented with two round trip tickets to Washington, D.C.; to visit the nation’s capital and attend an exclusive reception inside the U.S. Capitol honoring the country’s winners.
Guidelines for the competition are as follows: artwork must be two-dimensional; each piece must be no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches by 4 inches, including the frame, artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds; work entered must be the original and all work submitted must be framed or have reinforced backing and be ready to hang on the exhibition wall.
Acceptable mediums for submissions include: oil, acrylic and water color paintings; pastel, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink and marker drawings; collages; lithograph, silkscreen and block prints; mixed media, which includes the use of more than two mediums; computer generated art; and photography.
The deadline for submission is Friday, April 26. Students interested in participating in the competition are encouraged to contact Issa’s California offices at 760.599.5000 or 949.281.2449 or visit Issa’s webpage at www.issa.house.gov/student-center/congressional-art-competition.