Guthrie announces 2018 Congressional art competition

Published 9:19 am Monday, March 5, 2018


News release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today announced the beginning of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

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The Congressional Art Competition is an annual high school art contest held by each member of the U.S. House of Representatives in their respective congressional districts.

“Every year, I am honored to host the Congressional Art Competition for Second District high school students,” said Guthrie. “I am always very impressed by the level of talent among our students, and I’m looking forward to seeing this year’s entries. I wish all of the participants the best of luck.”

All high school art students (grades 9-12) are encouraged to submit artwork for the competition. Artwork and application materials are due to Congressman Guthrie’s Bowling Green district office by Wednesday, April 11.

The winner and finalists will be selected by an independent panel of art professors from colleges and universities across Kentucky’s Second District. The first place winner from each congressional district will receive two tickets to fly to Washington, D.C., to view their artwork on display in the U.S. Capitol and attend a congressional reception in their honor. The winning artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for the next year.

Additionally, Congressman Guthrie will hold a “Facebook Favorite” competition to give members of the general public the opportunity to vote for their favorite entries. Artwork will be posted on his official Facebook page, and the winning piece will be displayed in Congressman Guthrie’s Bowling Green district office. The online competition will be open from Monday, April 16 – Thursday, April 19 at 5:00 PM (CST).

Winners will be announced on April 23, 2018. All artwork will be returned to the students following the competition.

Rules and guidelines are available under the “Constituent Services” section of Guthrie’s website. Faculty or students with questions can also reach out to Congressman Guthrie’s Bowling Green district office at 270-842-9896.