Congressman Chris Collins released the following statement encouraging local high school students in New York's 27th district to participate in this year's Congressional Art Competition.
"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," he said. "I look forward to another year with excellent submissions from NY-27 students and the opportunity to welcome our winning artist to Washington this summer."
Last year, there were more than 80 submissions.
The winning artist will receive a round-trip flight to Washington, D.C., to see his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol, where it will be on display for one year.
Now in its 33rd year, the Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in New York's 27th Congressional District. Submissions are due to one of Collins' two district offices by Tuesday, April 7.
A reception and award ceremony will be held Saturday, April 11, 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.