Sewell announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students

Published 2:21 pm Thursday, March 7, 2019

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U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (AL-07) announced Tuesday that the 2019 Congressional Art Competition is now open to high school students from both public and private schools throughout the 7thCongressional District, as well as home-schooled high school students. The winner will receive free round-trip airfare for two to Washington, D.C. to attend an official reception honoring the winners from all the Congressional districts around the country. In addition, their artwork will be showcased in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

The theme for this year’s competition is “An Artistic Discovery: Celebrating Alabama’s 200th Birthday – Telling Our Story!”

To enter the contest, students must fill out and submit a Student Information & Release Form with their artwork by March 22, 2019.  All high school students from the 7th Congressional District are encouraged to submit their artwork to any of the Congresswoman’s District offices.

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 Artwork entered into the contest may be up to 26” high X 26” wide X 4” deep (including the frame).  For more information, please contact Sewell’s Birmingham office at (205) 254-1960 or visit her website to find the Student Release form and guidelines for the artwork.

As a proud product of Alabama’s rural Black Belt, Sewell has seen first-hand the talent that the district holds. Each year she is impressed with the outstanding submissions and is incredibly proud to have the winning artwork representing the 7th Congressional District in our nation’s Capitol.

You can view the previous years’ winners here.