Congresswoman Barbara Comstock announced on Wednesday, Feb. 17 the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for Virginia's 10thCongressional District. The competition is open to all high school students who reside in the District. The Best in Show winner of the competition will have their piece of art displayed in the United States Capitol and runners up will again be invited to have their pieces of art displayed in the Congresswoman's office. Congresswoman Comstock is a member of the Congressional Art Caucus and started the House Arts Caucus in the Virginia General Assembly.
"As a Member of the House Arts Caucus, I particularly enjoy the opportunity to invite our young people to participate in the annual Congressional Arts Competition," said Congresswoman Barbara Comstock. "We had a wonderful Congressional Art Competition last year with over 180 submissions from students throughout the 10th District that reflected a wide variety of artistic expressions. This nationwide high school art competition allows us to encourage and recognize artistic talent throughout our district."
Students should drop off their completed artwork on April 11th between 1pm and 6pm at Enterprise Hall on the George Washington Virginia Science & Technology Campus. All art submitted will be on display from April 12th to May 12th in Enterprise Hall. Art submitted must be ready to hang and entries are limited to two per student. On the evening of May 2nd, the First, Second, Third, Honorable Mention, and Best In Show awards will be announced. For information and guidelines about the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, please go to Congresswoman Comstock's website at comstock.house.gov/services/art-competition. Students and teachers can also contact Lucy Norment in the Congresswoman's office at 703-404-6903 or by email at Lucy.Norment@mail.house.gov.