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REP. JOHN KATKO INVITES NY-24 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

April 11, 2017
Press Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – U.S. Rep. John Katko (NY-24) today announced his office is now accepting entries for the annual Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition from high school students residing in New York’s 24th Congressional District.

Each year, students from across the country participate in the Congressional Art Competition.  The winning piece of artwork is displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one full year. 

“Central New York is home to many gifted young artists and this competition is an excellent opportunity to showcase our local talent in the U.S. Capitol,” said U.S. Rep. John Katko.  “Each year, we receive many diverse and unique entries.  I look forward to seeing this year’s submissions.”

Guidelines for submission are below:

  •          Artwork may be up to 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by four inches thick, must be two dimensional, be original in concept, design, and execution, must not weigh more than 15 pounds, and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.
  •          Accepted artwork includes paintings (including oil, acrylics and watercolor), drawings (including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers), collage (must be two dimensional), prints (including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints), mixed media, computer generated art, and photography/
  •          Artwork must be submitted with a completed copy of the competition release form to one of Rep. Katko’s district offices by April 27, 2017.  Judging will take place on May 3, 2017, and winners will be announced on May 9, 2017. 
  •          Additional information regarding the Artistic Discovery Congressional Art Competition can be found here.

Congressman John Katko represents the 24th Congressional District, which includes all of Onondaga, Cayuga, and Wayne Counties and a portion of Oswego County.  For more information, please visit https://katko.house.gov or www.facebook.com/RepJohnKatko.

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