Congress seeks art entries from students in 7th District

Deadline is Monday, May 3

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Heidi Brouwer of Raymond won the 2020 Congressional Art Contest in Minnesota's 7th District with her painting, “Hope.” (Contributed)

Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach is inviting Seventh District high school students to submit original artwork for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all public, private, charter and home school high school students. The winning pieces are featured for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, which connects the House Office Buildings to the U.S. Capitol. They will also be featured on Fischbach's social media pages.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 as an opportunity for members of Congress to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of their young constituents. Since then, more than 650,000 high-school students have participated in the nation-wide contest.

Submitted artwork may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches by 4 inches (including the frame) and weigh no more than 15 pounds. Accepted mediums include paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photography. Exhibits depicting contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, May 3.


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