WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott (VA-03) announced the beginning of the 26th Annual Third Congressional District High School Art Competition. The competition is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) residing in the Third Congressional District of Virginia. Entries are due by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019.
An Artistic Discovery is a nationwide program coordinated by Members of the United States House of Representatives to recognize the artistic talents of our youth. The nationwide competition involves more than 50,000 talented high school students. In the past, over 200 Members of Congress have participated in the program.
Acceptable entries include, but are not limited to, paintings, drawings, and photography. The first place winner will receive a scholarship and travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a Congressional Reception in honor of all the winners from around the nation. The first place entry for each congressional district will also be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in the United States Capitol Building for an entire year, where it will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Capitol.
Congressman Scott will present the first place winner and other finalists with a certificate and various other prizes at a reception in the Third Congressional District later this year.
All entries must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. Students can submit their entries to Congressman Scott's District Office, located at 2600 Washington Avenue, Suite 1010, Newport News, VA 23607.
If you have any questions regarding this year's art competition, please contact Congressman Scott's District Office at (757) 380-1000.
The guidelines and other information about this year's competition can be accessed online at: http://bobbyscott.house.gov/artcontest.