Hudson announces 2015 Congressional Art competition

Jazmin Williams' "Self Portrait" was the District 8 winner in the 2014 contest.

Jazmin Williams’ “Self Portrait” was the District 8 winner in the 2014 contest.

CONCORD — U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08) announced today he is now accepting entries from all interested Eighth District high school students for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.

“Every year, I am truly amazed at the level of creativity and the talent of our young artists,” said Hudson. “I have no doubt this year’s artists will continue to make our community proud to showcase our district’s talents in the U.S. Capitol for visitors from around the country and the world to admire.”

Each spring, members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor the Congressional Art Competition to recognize the artistic talents of students in North Carolina’s Eighth District and throughout the nation. The competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

The Eighth District winner will be selected by an Arts Advisory Committee made up of artists from the district and announced at a reception hosted by Hudson. Winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol.

Art entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be
  • Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution and may not be larger than 28” x 28” x 4”, including the frame. Interested students should submit entries to Rep. Hudson’s Concord or Rockingham District offices by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition, please contact Anthony Frey in the Concord office at 704-786-1612, or visit this website.

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