Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced that student submissions are being accepted for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the Congressional Institute, which encourages members of Congress to recognize artistic talents of young constituents.
“Art from the Hudson Valley has been displayed in museums throughout the world, and I look forward to seeing the creative and original artwork from our talented students in the Hudson Valley,” Maloney said.
The submission period is March 3 to April 25. Artwork and the Student Information and Release Form should be dropped off at Maloney’s Newburgh Office, 123 Grand St., Newburgh, by April 25. Entries can also be accepted via email at [email protected] Include a photo of the entry and Release Form. Drop-off sites throughout the district for entries submitted by e-mail will be announced at a later date.
Maloney will utilize social media and the Hudson Valley art community to choose winning artwork. Submissions will be posted on Maloney’s Facebook fan page (April 28 to May 9) and voted on via the “like” button. Entries will be presented to a panel of local judges from the 18th district of New York at a participant reception, to determine a grand prize winner, winners for each medium, and a Facebook Fan Favorite.
Grand prize winning artwork will be displayed in the Capitol for one year and the winning student plus one guest will receive complimentary airfare in June to Washington, D.C.