Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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2015 Congressional Art Competition

First place winner: Josh Corrigan from Sheldon High School, “Veteran Tom”
2014 first place winner: Josh Corrigan from Sheldon High School, “Veteran Tom.” Click here to see all nationwide winners.

Every year, the U.S. House of Representatives holds a nation-wide high school art competition, An Artistic Discovery. I’m proud to have my office participate in this competition to showcase some of the many talented high school artists in Sacramento County.

The first place winner of this competition will win two free round trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to see his or her artwork hung in our nation’s capital. The winner’s artwork will be displayed in our nation’s capital for an entire year, and the second and third place winners will have their artwork displayed in my local office in Sacramento County.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact my local office at (916) 635 0505.

 

Contest overview and timeline

All artwork must be turned into my local Sacramento County office by April 10th.  Judges provided by the Sacramento Fine Art Center will determine the top 10 finalists. The first, second, and third place winners will be determined by online voting where YOU can vote for your favorites.  

The winners will be announced on Monday, May 4th. The reception for the first place winner in Washington, D.C. will take place in June.

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Rules for Student and Teachers

Below are some of the main things to keep in mind for this contest. If you’re interested in entering, please click here to read the complete rules and regulations.

  • The competition is open only to high school students who live or attend school in California’s 7th Congressional District. If you’re not sure if you live within my district, please click here to find out.
  • All artwork must be two-dimensional.  Each framed artwork can be no larger than 28 inches long, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep.
  • Only one submission is allowed per student.
  • If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.
  • No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.
  • Accepted mediums include: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art, photographs.
  • Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws.
  • Winning artwork will hang in the Capitol for the entire year of the exhibiting and cannot be returned to students earlier.  Students should, therefore, submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.
  • Second and third place winners in the online voting portion of the competition will have their artwork displayed in my local office.

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How to enter

If you’re interested in entering the 2015 art competition, please click here to download the Student Information and Release form (Adobe PDF format). Please print this form out and include it with your entry.

Please remember that all entries are due by Friday, April 10th, at 5:00 PM. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact my local office at (916) 635 0505.

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