Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement announcing this year's Congressional Art Competition, encouraging local high school students in New York's 27th district to participate:
"It is a tremendous experience for members of Congress and the hundreds of thousands of Capitol visitors to view the artwork submitted by high school students from around the country as a result of this competition. I always look forward to seeing the artwork submitted by the talented students of NY-27 and the opportunity to welcome our winning artist to Washington."
Last year, there were more than 85 submissions.
The winning artist will receive a round trip flight to Washington, D.C., to see his/her artwork in the U.S. Capitol, where it will be on display for one year.
Now in its 34th year, the congressional art competition is open to all high school students in New York's 27th district. Submissions are due to either of Collins two district offices by Monday, April 4.
A reception and award ceremony will be held Saturday, April 9, at Genesee Community College in Batavia.
Local high schools have been notified regarding contest rules and submission guidelines. Interested students should see their art teacher for details or contact Chris Catt from Collins' office at 585-519-4002.