Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Messer Invites 6th District High School Students to Enter Congressional Art Competition

Apr 5, 2017
Press Release

Messer Invites 6th District High School Students to Enter Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, April 5, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today invited high school students in Indiana’s 6th District to submit artwork for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students, grades 9-12, in the 6th District. The winning entry of the 6th District's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, alongside other contest winners nationwide.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great tradition and a chance to recognize young Hoosier talent,” Messer said. “I encourage everyone to participate and can’t wait to see the winning piece showcased in our nation’s capital.”

There are seven categories of original artwork that may be submitted: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photography. These pieced should be no larger than 26" x 26" x 4" (26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep), including frame. Submissions do not require a frame, but the winning submission MUST be framed after it is selected.

The deadline for submission of artwork is Tuesday, April 25. Students wishing to submit artwork can call Rep Messer’s Shelbyville office at 317-421-0704 to make arrangements for delivery or pick-up of the artwork. A completed Student Information & Release Form must accompany each entry.

More information including competition guidelines can be found here.

The 6th District’s 2016 winning entry – “Sisters, Sisters” by Alexa Wilson from Yorktown – can be viewed here