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Collins seeking high school artists for congressional art competition

by jmaloni

Press release

Tue, Mar 5th 2013 07:00 am

Congressman Chris Collins, NY-27, is encouraging local high school students to participate in this year's congressional art competition. The winning artist from New York's 27th Congressional District will travel to Washington, D.C., and have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

"Each day, members of Congress and hundreds of visitors to the Capitol walk by the award-winning artwork submitted by high school students from around the country," Collins said. "I look forward to great participation from NY-27 schools this year and the opportunity to welcome our wining artist to Washington this summer."

Now in its 31st year, the congressional art competition is open to all high school students in New York's 27th Congressional District. Local submissions are due by April 19, and will be judged by the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council. Collins' office has notified local high schools regarding contest rules and submission guidelines. Interested students should see their art teacher for details or contact Emily Knight from Congressman Collins' office at 585-519-4002.

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