Congresswoman Duckworth’s Congressional Art Competition Now Accepting Submissions from Eighth District Students

Winning student will receive a free trip to Washington, DC, to have their work recognized and displayed in the Halls of Congress

SCHAUMBURG–(ENEWSPF)–March 24, 2016.  Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth (IL-08) today called on students throughout the Eighth District wishing to show off their artistic talents to enter her newly-announced 2016 Congressional Art Competition, which is now accepting submissions here. Each year since arriving in Congress, Duckworth has hosted this competition to give Eighth District students a chance to compete for a trip to Washington, D.C., and to have their artwork displayed in the Halls of Congress for visitors and Members of Congress to see.

“As a strong supporter of the arts, I’m proud to offer high school students in the Eighth District an opportunity to showcase their talents on a national stage through the annual Congressional Art Competition,” said Congresswoman Duckworth.“I look forward to seeing the creativity and talents of Eighth District students and encourage interested students to enter their artwork in my 2016 Congressional Art Competition.”

The deadline for submissions into this year’s competition is April 8th, 2016. Once all entries have been received, a panel of talented local judges from the Eighth District will select the winner, in conjunction with an online poll where residents will have an opportunity to have their say as well. The Congresswoman’s office will host a reception at a later date to announce the winner and honorable mentions. Students interested in participating in this year’s competition should visit the Congresswoman’s website for more information about how to enter.