Congresswoman Robin Kelly sponsors Congressional Art Contest for high school students

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Submission deadline Thursday, March 12, 4:00pm

information provided by the Office of Robin Kelly

CRETE, Ill. (March 6, 2020) – U.S. Representative Robin Kelly is sponsoring a 2020 Congressional Art Competition open to high school students residing or attending a school within the Second Congressional District.

The winner will have the opportunity to attend a ceremony this summer in Washington D.C., where his or her artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The artwork of second- and third-place winners will be displayed in Rep. Kelly’s district offices.

Students may submit their artwork from 9:00am–4:00pm at Congresswoman Kelly’s Matteson office (600 Holiday Plaza Drive, Suite 505) at her Chicago Office (1000 E. 111th Street, Suite 5N), or at her satellite office located on the lower level of Kankakee City Hall. To arrange a drop-off time at the Kankakee office, participants are asked to call Alan Banks or Elise Miller at 708-679-0078. The deadline for submissions is 4:00pm on Thursday, March 12.

Artwork must be two dimensional and framed no larger than 26” x 26” x 4”. Submissions can include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, photographs, computer-generated art, or mixed media. All artwork must be original.

Congresswoman Kelly will host a reception where she will announce the winner and runners-up on March 19 at Crete Creative Gallery and School, 1304 Main Street, Crete, Illinois.

The high school art competition was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 to acknowledge and support the artistic talent of America’s young adults.