WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 23, 2015) — With the 33rd annual Congressional Art Competition now underway, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX, District 3) invites all Collin County high school students to participate.

“Our community is blessed with many talented student artists, and this annual competition gives them an opportunity to share their talent with their neighbors and peers,” said Johnson. “I encourage all students who are interested to enter, and I look forward to seeing their creativity!”

About the Art Competition

The winning entry from Sam Johnson's District in 2014 – "Cityscape" by Faith Wada.

The winning entry from Sam Johnson's District in 2014 – "Cityscape" by Faith Wada. Click here to see winning entries from all districts in Texas.

 

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students, whether they attend public, private or home schools.

In April, entries will be displayed on Congressman Johnson’s website for the public to view and vote for their favorite. The winning artist will receive the People's Choice Award. On April 27, Congressman Johnson will also host an art exhibit and award ceremony to display entries and announce the first, second and third place winners.

The First Place Winner will have the rare and unique opportunity to have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. This student will also have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., meet with his or her Member of Congress, and attend an award ceremony where their artwork will join other first prize entries from other Congressional Districts for an exclusive unveiling ceremony.

How to Enter

Students interested in participating in this year’s Congressional Art Competition must complete the following steps:

  • Step 1: Email an RSVP for the competition to Alexis Dromgoole in Congressman Johnson’s Plano office no later than March 23, 2015. Students may not RSVP themselves – a teacher or parent must RSVP on each student's behalf. The RSVP must include the student's name, hometown and school.
  • Step 2: Students must submit their artwork entries no later than March 31, 2015. Student artwork MUST meet all of the Rules and Regulations.

Students may submit their original artwork one of two ways.

  • 1) Contact Alexis Dromgoole (469-304-0382) to schedule a pick-up at their local school; OR
  • 2) Drop off their artwork submission at Congressman Johnson’s Plano office.

IMPORTANT: There are two pieces of paperwork that MUST be completed in order to participate in the Art Competition – a Student Release Form and a Student Application. This completed paperwork will be collected at either the scheduled artwork pick-up time or when the student drops their artwork off at Congressman Johnson’s Plano office.

For questions, contact Alexis Dromgoole at 469-304-0382. Additional information about the Competition can be found here.