U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) invites high school artists across the 18th Congressional district, including from the Sewickley area, to participate in his annual Congressional Art Competition.
Each year, members of Congress are asked to submit one piece of artwork that best represents their district to be displayed in the walkway between the Capitol Building and the House office buildings for a period of one year.
“The exceptional talent of our young local artists continues to impress me year after year,” Murphy said. “I’m especially excited to view 2013 submissions under our new patriotic theme. I urge our young artists to take part in this unique opportunity to demonstrate their talents and promote the southwestern Pennsylvania region in the halls of Congress.”
About The Congressional Art Competition
Each high school may submit four entries with a limit of two per individual. All qualified artwork submitted will be on display at the Washington Crown Center Mall from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4. All are invited to this artwork display. Each school’s selections must be submitted to Murphy’s Greensburg or Mt. Lebanon office by Friday, April 26.
The first place artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex for one year, and the winning student will be invited to participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington, D.C.
Previous first place winners are not eligible for first place a second time. The artwork of second and third place winners will be exhibited in Murphy’s Washington, D.C. office for a period of one year. A fourth annual People’s Choice Award will hang in Rep. Murphy’s Mt. Lebanon office for a period of one year.
A panel of professional artists will serve as judges for the competition. Artwork inappropriate for display in the Capitol Complex will be disqualified. Due to competition rules, the artwork representing the 18th District must be completed by a student residing in the 18th District.
To view the full 2013 guidelines, please click here. The student information and release form is available here. For more information on the Congressional Art Competition, please contact Elaine Klofta in Murphy’s Mt. Lebanon office at (412) 344-5583.
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