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April 18, 2024

Schools invited to submit for Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Jimmy Panetta announced the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for high school students throughout California’s 20th Congressional District. The U.S. House of Representatives sponsors this competition each spring to recognize and honor talented young artists from each congressional district across the country.

The winning entry will be proudly displayed in the corridors of our nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year. The winner and a family member will also be invited to attend a special ceremony with other young artists from around the country in Washington, D.C. at the end of June. Karenna Fife, a student at Carmel High School, won the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 20th Congressional District for her photograph, “La Vieja.”

“We have many talented young artists living on the central coast of California. The Congressional Art Competition gives our students a unique opportunity to showcase their skill and creativity. I look forward to displaying the winning piece in the United States Capitol for visitors from across the country and around the world to enjoy,” said Congressman Panetta.

Each school can submit up to five pieces of original student artwork. Exceptions will be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus. Students are allowed to submit various styles and types of art, ranging from paintings and drawings to photography and mixed media pieces. The winner will be determined using criteria based on originality, skill of execution, excellence in use of materials, and conceptual strength of the project.

All submissions are due by April 25, 2018. For full competition guidelines, please visit https://panetta.house.gov/services/art-competition, or contact Bertha Munoz, Congressional Aide, at 831-424-2229 or [email protected].



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