Congressional Art Contest Opens

Submissions due by March 28

Student submissions are being accepted for the annual Congressional Art Competition, founded in 1982 to encourage young artists. Submissions must be framed and are due by Monday, March 28. Artwork and the required information and release forms should be dropped at the office of Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney at 123 Grand Street in Newburgh. The competition is open to high school students, although exceptions may be made for schools which have 7th through 12th grades on one campus.

Submissions will be posted on Maloney’s Facebook page from April 18 to April 29, when visitors can vote for their favorites with the “like” button. In early May, the entries will be presented to a panel of judges from the 18th district, who 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 a guest will receive airfare to Washington, D.C., for a reception in June. For more information, visit or call 845-561-1259.

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