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Art Competition

The Annual 3rd District Art Competition

“An Artistic Discovery”

Sponsored by Congressman Ron Kind and Mrs. Tawni Kind

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school age students throughout the United States and is an effort put forth by the House of Representatives to recognize the tremendous talent of high school art students.

The first place entry from each congressional district is displayed in our nation’s Capitol for one year. Further, the student artist is invited to attend the opening ceremony for the display held in the spring in Washington, D.C.

Winning entries

  • The first place selection for the art competition will be hung in the United States Capitol in one of the walkways leading to the House Office Buildings.
  • The second place entry will be exhibited in my Washington, D.C. office, and the third and fourth place winners will hang in my La Crosse and Eau Claire offices

How to Participate

The deadline for submitting entries is 5:00 on Friday, March 3rd 2017

Entries may be dropped off at either my La Crosse or Eau Claire district office. Entries may also be mailed to my district offices.

Contest Guidelines

  • The competition is open to high school students only.
  • The entry must be an original concept.
  • The entry may not reproduce an image from another person’s work in the same or any other medium.
  • Artwork must be two dimensional- no masks, sculptures, etc, - and from one of the following categories:
    • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
    • Drawings
    • Collages
    • Prints: lithographs, silk screens, monotypes, reliefs, and intaglios
    • Photography
    • Computer graphics

The artwork may not be larger than 28 inches by 28 inches when framed.

The reason for the size limitation is to ensure adequate exhibition space. Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds when framed. The work may not infringe on the rights of any third party. The work may not violate the U.S. Copyright Laws.