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Congressman James Comer

Representing the 1st District of Kentucky

Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in our District. The winning artwork of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on House.gov's Congressional Art Competition page.

The following is a summary of the Congressional Art Competition rules:

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

The student release form is located at this link. The art submission checklist is located here. The rules and regulations for the art competition are listed here.

 

Entries must be turned in by May 3rd, 2017. Mail Entries to the following address.

Congressman James Comer

200 North Main Street, Suite F

Tompkinsville, KY 42167

 

You can contact the Paducah or Madisonville office to coordinate a time to drop off your artwork.

Paducah Office
300 S 3rd St
PaducahKY 42003

270-408-1865

Madisonville Office
67 North Main Street
MadisonvilleKY 42431
Call 270-487-9509 to schedule appointment
 

If you would like to submit, please fill out the form. If you have any questions, call our Tompkinsville office at 270-487-9509.

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