U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (R-NC) announced on Monday that his Southern Pines and Fayetteville office will be accepting submissions from North Carolina’s 9th District for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition.
“The Congressional Art Competition is a great way to showcase the talent of our District’s high school students, and I look forward to seeing this year’s submissions,” said Hudson.
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. Since it began in 1982, over 650,000 high school students have participated in the competition.
The 2023 Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students from North Carolina’s 9th District. The overall winner of the district’s competition will have their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. In addition, the second and third-place winners will have their artwork displayed in Hudson’s offices.
Art entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches when framed, and may be up to 4 inches in depth. Types of artwork accepted include:
Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
Drawings – including pastels, pencil, colored pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Work cannot be copied from an existing photo or image that was created by someone other than the student. Work must be in its original medium and cannot be a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing. Art does not need to be framed upon submission, and our office will frame the winning piece before it is sent to Washington, D.C. Artwork that is potentially inappropriate for display in the Capitol will not be considered. This determination will be made by a panel.
Artwork must be submitted to the Southern Pines or Fayetteville District Offices by 5 pm on Friday, April 28, with a completed 2023 Student Release Form, which can be found online at https://hudson.house.gov/services/art-competition.