Call for Congressional Art Competition

Mar 14, 2013
Photo by: Patrick Lynch Patrick Lynch of Harpswell’s digital photograph “Monolith" was the Maine First District winner in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition.

Washington. D.C. — U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, invites high school students from Maine’s First Congressional District to submit their artwork for this year’s Congressional Art Competition.

Each year, thousands of students across the country enter the Congressional High School Art Competition. One winner is chosen from each Congressional District, and his or her artwork is hung in a corridor of the U.S. Capitol building for a year. The student and a guest will be honored at a reception in June in the nation’s capital.

Before heading to Washington, the winning artists will be honored at a reception at the Blaine House in May. Runners-up also will be invited, along with their families and art teachers.

The deadline for submission to the 2013 Congressional High School Art Competition is Thursday, March 28. Eligible artwork includes paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, photography or computer-generated art. Details about the dimensions allowed and the submission process are available online at

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or

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