Deadline approaches for Congressional Art Contest for high school students

Published 4:24 pm Wednesday, April 4, 2018

ALBANY — High school students in the Second Congressional District of Georgia who want to see their artwork exhibited at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., have until April 13 to enter the 37th annual Congressional Art Competition.
The district winner will be announced by U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop, D-Albany, at 5 p.m. April 27 at a reception at the Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. All of the submitted artwork from the Second Congressional District will be on display at the Albany Museum of Art (AMA) beginning April 17. The district winner’s work will be displayed with winning high school artwork from the nation’s participating Congressional Districts in a yearlong exhibition in the heavily traveled Cannon Tunnel at the U.S. Capitol.
Bishop’s office will provide airfare for the winning artist from his district to travel to Washington to attend the June 27 national awards reception with the congressman. The AMA will offer a $250 Purchase Award for the winning piece. The AMA also will provide airfare for a parent to accompany the winning student to the nation’s capital, and two nights’ stay for them at a Washington hotel.
To enter, a student must have his or her artwork submitted to Congressman Bishop’s District Office, located at 235 W. Roosevelt Ave., Suite 114, in Albany, by Friday, April 13.
“This competition is a tremendous opportunity to showcase the considerable artistic talent of Georgia’s Second Congressional District’s high school students, and I am eager to see this year’s entries,” Congressman Bishop said.
Rules for the competition may be found at:
Sponsored each spring by the Congressional Institute, the Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art contest designed to both recognize and encourage talented young artists in each of the nation’s 435 Congressional Districts. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have entered their work.
The student release form is at:

For information from Congressman Bishop’s Albany Office, contact Toni Pickle at or call (229) 439-8067.

For more information about the AMA visit or call 229-439-8400.