Congressman Vern Buchanan

Representing the 16th District of Florida

Congressional Art Competition

Overview

Every year, the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors a Congressional Art Competition for high school students across our nation. The annual competition provides an opportunity for students to exhibit their artwork and receive national recognition. It also demonstrates the important role that the arts play in American society.

In the past, more than 200 congressional offices have participated in the program. The first place winning entry from each congressional district will be displayed in the corridor tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, where it will be seen by thousands of people. Students compete in local art competitions held in their Member's district.

The competition is open to all high school students in the 16th Congressional District. More information can be found here.

The deadline to submit entries to my office for the 2017 competition is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017. All entries and paperwork should be delivered to one of my offices located at:

111 S. Orange Ave. Suite 202W
Sarasota, Fla. 34236

1051 Manatee Avenue West, Suite 305
Bradenton, Fla. 34205

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