10th District Congressional Art Competition

March 28, 2017
Press Release

Shelby Township, MI. – Congressman Mitchell invites students from schools across Michigan’s 10th District to participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Open to all high school students residing in Michigan’s 10th District, the winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and receive two round-trip airline tickets to attend a special awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. this June. The exhibit in the U.S. Capitol Building will include all the winning artwork from participating districts around the country and can also be viewed on the U.S. House of Representative's Congressional Art Competition webpage.

To participate, students must drop off their (1) piece of artwork and student release form, below, at the Shelby Township district office by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday April 12, 2017.

Dimensions for the artwork should be no larger than 26in. X 26in. X 4in. including the frame. Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork include:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
  • Collages: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photographs

All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution, and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

Please see below for the full checklist, rules, and the student release form required for entry:

2017 Art Submission Checklist
2017 Rules and Regulations

Student artwork will be on display from April 17th-April 28th, in an open gallery for public viewing at Studio 1219, 1219 Military St., Port Huron, MI 48060.