7th Congressional District Art Competition open to public and private schools
Published 10:10 am Monday, March 28, 2016
Special to the Signal
Congresswoman Terri Sewell recently announced the 2016 Congressional Art Competition is open to high school students from both public and private schools throughout the 7th Congressional 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: Homegrown from the 7th Congressional District”.
To enter the contest, students must fill out and submit a Student Information & Release Form with their artwork by Monday, April 4. All high school students from the 7th Congressional District are encouraged to submit their artwork to any of the Congresswoman’s District offices. For more information, please contact Congresswoman Sewell’s Tuscaloosa office at (205) 752-5380 or visit https://sewell.house.gov/congressional-art-competition, to find the Student Release form and guidelines for the artwork.
From April 19 through April 30, the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa will display all artwork submitted in the 7th Congressional Art Competition.
Sewell will announce this year’s winner at a reception to be held at the center on April 30 at 11 a.m. The winning artwork will also be featured on Congresswoman Sewell’s website https://sewell.house.gov/congressional-art-competition and the website of the U.S. House of Representative http://conginst.org/art-competition/.
“Each year, the Congressional Art Competition serves as a platform for high school students across the 7th Congressional District to highlight their artistic talents. It is critically important that we create opportunities that encourage and uplift the individual gifts of our children. Accordingly, I am thankful to have the opportunity to work with the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa to showcase each student’s artwork,” said Sewell.