Every spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors the Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide contest for visual artists in high school.
The competition recognizes the inspiring work of young artists from each Congressional District and showcases the creativity of our nation's future artists. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. Winning pieces from each of the 435 Congressional districts will be displayed in the underground tunnel from the Cannon House Office Building to the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. for a period of one year - open for Members of Congress and thousands of visitors and staff to see each day.
Sarbanes has always been proud of the work submitted by young artists in his District and looks forward to seeing this year's entries.
If you are a high school student from Maryland's Third District who would like to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition, please let us -- and your art teacher -- know.
The deadline for submitting artwork to my Towson office is May 4, 2018. Artwork does not need to be framed for submission, but must be no larger than 26" x 26" x 4" when framed.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sarbanes' Towson office at (410) 832-8890.