Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr. (CA-39) invites high school students in California’s 39th Congressional District to submit their artwork for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Started in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition is an annual contest run by the U.S. House of Representatives where high school students from across the country are invited to showcase their artistic abilities.
“The Congressional Art Competition is a great way for our students to demonstrate their talent to the rest of the world,” said Rep. Cisneros. “Every time I see the student artwork that is displayed in the halls of the U.S. Capitol, I’m inspired by the skill and creativity of our students. I’m looking forward to hosting this year’s competition in the 39th and to proudly display our district’s winning painting.”
The theme for the 39th Congressional District is “Paths of My Heritage,” which focuses on each individual student, capturing their personal lives or of those surrounding them. We hope the artwork will represent the array of cultures that are embedded throughout our community. The student with the winning entry will be invited to a ceremony that showcases their artwork and reception in Washington, D.C., and their artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol building for one year. The second through fifth place winners will be displayed in our D.C. and District Offices.
The deadline for submitting artwork is April 12, 2019 at 5PM PST. Students can drop off their entries at our Fullerton office at 1440 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 601, Fullerton, CA 92835. Entrants must reside in California’s 39th Congressional District and works are considered by a panel of judges comprised of local artists. Students are encouraged to visit https://cisneros.house.gov/services/art-competition to fill out an entry form and are welcome to contact Esmeralda Orozco or Erika Flores in the district office at (714) 459-4575 for further guidance on the competition’s rules and guidelines.
This article was released by the Office of Congressman Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr.
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