Rep. Kinzinger announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Rochelle Township High School’s Mario Rocha won the 2018 competition with his piece “Promise Me,” using pen. It was selected out of 40 art submissions.

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) announced the official start of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition and will now be accepting submissions from all high school students that live in the 16th Congressional District. 

“Every year, the Congressional Art Competition encourages and recognizes young artists in our community to share their creativity and showcase their talent,” Kinzinger said. “ I’m always impressed with the artwork we receive, and look forward to seeing the skillful submissions that this year’s competition will bring.”

Now in its 38th year, the U.S. House of Representatives offers talented young artists from across the country an opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities. The first place artwork will be displayed in a year-long exhibit spanning along the walls of the Cannon Tunnel, which leads to the U.S. Capitol Building.  And the three runner-up pieces will be displayed in the Congressman’s district offices.

In addition to having their art displayed, the first place winner will be awarded two tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the official art show opening and a subsequent reception hosted by the Congressional Institute. 

The submission deadline  is Friday, May 3 at 5 p.m. in the Ottawa district office. 

For more information on the Congressional Art Competition, call Congressman Kinzinger’s Ottawa District Office at 815-431-9271.


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