Apr 04 2017

18th District Congressional High School Art Competition Now Accepting Submissions

Winning Art will be Part of Year-Long Display in U.S. Capitol Building

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-18) announced today that his office is now accepting submissions for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. All high school students in Florida’s 18th Congressional District are eligible to participate.

“This is a great way to highlight young artists in our community,” Rep. Mast said. “I’m looking forward to seeing the creativity that this competition brings out in our high school students.”

Every year since 1982, the U.S. House of Representatives has offered talented young artists from across the country the opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities. A panel of local experts will select the winning submission based on their expertise and online voting results. The first place artwork will be displayed in a year-long exhibit in the U.S. Capitol building and the winner will be flown to Washington, D.C. to attend the official art show opening with Members of Congress.

The submission deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Artwork should be submitted in person at the 18th District Congressional Office located at 121 SW Port St. Lucie Blvd, Port St. Lucie, FL 34984. More information and a complete list of rules is available at https://mast.house.gov/art. Interested participants should direct questions to 772-336-2877.