Maloney’s office accepting student entries till April 17
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that student submissions are now being accepted for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art 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, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
The submission period for artwork will be held from Monday, March 2, to Friday, April 17. Artwork and the Student Information and Release Form should be dropped off to Maloney’s Newburgh office, at 123 Grand St. in Newburgh, by April 17. Entries can also be accepted via email to NY18.ArtCompetition@mail.house.gov. Include both a photo of the entry and the form.
In order to choose the winning piece of artwork, Maloney will utilize both social media and the local Hudson Valley art community. Submissions will be posted on Maloney’s official Facebook fan page for a period of two weeks (April 20 to May 1) where they will be voted on via the “like” button. In early May, all entries will be presented to a panel of local judges from the 18th district of New York at a reception for all participants, and they will determine a grand-prize winner, winners for each medium and a Facebook Fan Favorite.
The grand-prize-winning artwork will be displayed in the Capitol for one year, and the winning student plus one guest will receive complimentary airfare to Washington, DC, for a reception in June.
More information for teachers and students is available at seanmaloney.house.gov. For any additional questions, email NY18.ArtCompetition@mail.house.gov or call the Newburgh office at 845-561-1259.