Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Rep. Yoder announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Representative Kevin Yoder (R-KS) is now accepting entries from all interested Third District high school students for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.

Since 1982, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition every spring to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation.

Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

“I am excited to announce this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Last year, there were some tremendous pieces of art submitted to the competition, and I look forward to seeing the work of our area artists once more this year,” Representative Yoder said. “We have some very well-run arts education programs in the Third District and this competition gives our students the opportunity to put their talent and hard work on display in the Capitol for guests from around our country and around the world to see.”

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches high by 28 inches long, including the frame, and up to four inches deep.

Interested students should submit entries to Yoder’s Overland Park District Office located at 7325 W. 79th Street by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24th. An Arts Advisory Committee made up of artists from around the district will then select the winning entry to be put on display at the US Capitol.

For more information or to review Congressional Art Competition guidelines, please call Yoder’s District Office at (913) 621-0832, or visit http://yoder.house.gov/2015-Congressional-Art-Competition.