Art Competition

2019 Congressional Art Competition

Description: This is an annual competition open to all high school aged students, age 14–18, who live in Colorado’s 5th Congressional District. Artwork is exhibited at the Pikes Peak Library 21c during the month of March. The library is located at 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920. The grand prize winner’s art will be displayed for one year in the hallway between the Cannon House Office Building and the Capitol.

ALL CONTEST ENTRIES MUST BE READY TO HANG FOR DISPLAY, EITHER BY FRAMING IT AND AFFIXING A WIRE TO THE BACK OR BY PLACING IT ON A VERY STURDY MAT WITH A WIRE SECURELY TAPED TO THE BACK.  

Calendar:

Schools/Teachers - please RSVP no later than February 11, 2019

School or Student RSVP's - Email Elizabeth Tapia at Elizabeth.Tapia@mail.house.gov 
You may also call her at 719-355-7565.


Friday, March 1, 2019
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. (2nd floor)

         
Drop off artwork to Library 21c located at: 
1175 Chapel Hills Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
  **Please make sure the piece is ready to hang and that you have the identification info listed below on the back.
   
Friday, March 29, 2019
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (2nd Floor - Venue Room)
Award Ceremony at Library 21c
   
To Be Announced 
2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Artwork Pick-up at Library 21c


Rules:

This competition is open to high school aged students (grades 9-12, age 14-18) from high schools or home schooled students who reside within the 5th Congressional District of Colorado. One art entry per student please.  Each school may submit 10 or more entries (if you have more than 10, please contact Ms. Tapia to inquire as to space availability).  Artwork must be two-dimensional, not larger than 26 inches by 26 inches when framed, no more than 4 inches deep, no more than 15 lbs. in weight and must have a horizontal wire in place so that it may hang from a center point from behind the artwork.  If you have questions regarding the hanging requirements - please call Elizabeth Tapia at 719-355-7565 or email her at elizabeth.tapia@mail.house.gov   
 

Paintings    Watercolors, oils & acrylics 
Drawings  Pencil, colored pencil, markers, ink, pastels and charcoal
Mixed Media  The use of two or more mediums 
Computer Generated Art  Original concept computer generated images
Photography
Prints
 Can include some computer editing as long as the integrity of the piece remains intact
 Lithographs, silk screens and block prints


Each entry must be an original concept: The entry may not be a reproduction of an image from a third party’s work in the same or any other medium; the work may not infringe upon the rights of any third party; the work may not violate the U.S. Copyright Laws.

Because the entire weight of the art piece will be hung from a center point, framed or matted art must have a sturdy hanging mechanism such as a wire strongly affixed to the back of the piece.

If the artwork is abstract in design, please indicate on the back which side is up with arrows.

All entries submitted must have the following information written clearly on the back of the piece:

__________________________________________

Name:
Title:
Category (Painting, Drawing, Mixed Media, Computer Generated Art, Photography)
Teacher’s name:
School:


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*We reserve the right to refuse any entries that are deemed inappropriate.

Teachers / Students:

RSVP's - please email Elizabeth Tapia at elizabeth.tapia@mail.house.gov.  You can also RSVP by calling Ms. Tapia at 719-355-7565.

***As of February 1, 2019 - The Congressional Institute has not yet released the 2019 rules.  To ensure acceptance, please adhere to the size specifications listed above.    Please use the generic form posted below and submit it along with your artwork.

STUDENT RELEASE FORM