Washington, D.C. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva today announced the start of this year’s application period for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. The annual event allows students in grades 7-12 to enter eligible pieces for consideration by Rep. Grijalva, with a winner chosen from District 3 to be recognized at a Washington, D.C., ceremony in mid-June.
Important dates for applicants include:
April 9: All participants’ artwork, along with a description and the Student Information Release Form, is due via e-mail in a PDF format to Consuelo Rios at AZ03TU.Intern01@mail.house.gov.
Mid-June Winners Reception in Washington:The winner will be flown with one guardian to Washington, D.C., for the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to see his or her winning art hung in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol.
More information, including application guidelines and release forms, is available at http://grijalva.house.gov/congressional-art-competition/.
Students should be aware of the following:
· Entries must be made by students in the grades 7-12
· Student must live in Congressional District 3
· Artwork must be two-dimensional and no larger than 28” x 28” x 4” (including the frame) and cannot weigh more than 15 lbs.
· Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws
· Artwork will be hung in Cannon Tunnel for 1 year and may not be returned to the students earlier
· Artwork must adhere to the policy of the House Office Building Commission
· Accepted media for artwork are as follows: paintings (oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.), drawings (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers), collage, and prints (lithographs, silkscreen, block prints), mixed media (use of more than two medias), computer-generated art and photography
For more information, contact Consuelo Rios in the Tucson district office at (520) 622-6788 or AZ03TU.Intern01@mail.house.gov.