Rep. Lipinski Invites High School Students to Submit Artwork for 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Lipinski Invites High School Students to Submit Artwork for 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is accepting submissions from all high school students in the Third Congressional District of Illinois for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, and the winner will receive two round-trip tickets to travel to Washington, D.C., in June for the exhibition opening. Runners-up will have their artwork prominently displayed in Congressman Lipinski’s offices for one year.

All submissions must include the Student Information and Release Form.

Submission Guidelines:

All artwork must be two-dimensional

Each piece can be no larger than 28” x 28” x 4” including the frame
If the winning piece is not framed, the artist will be required to frame the artwork within the sizing guidelines
Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds
Each entry must be completely original and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws
Winning artwork will be on display in Washington for one year and will not be available to be returned to the winner during that period
Accepted media for artwork are as follows:

Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
Prints: lithographs, silk screen, block prints
Mixed Media: use of more than two media such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
Computer-Generated Art
All entries must be received at one of the Congressman’s district offices, located in Chicago (6245 South Archer Ave.), Lockport (222 East 9th Street), Oak Lawn (5210 West 95th Street, Suite 104), and Orland Park (14700 South Ravinia Ave.) by Tuesday, April 12, 2016. If you have any questions, please contact the Congressman’s Chicago office at (773) 948-6223, or go online to The winning artists will be notified in early May.

(Congressman’s Office)

Photo: EPA

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