Raleigh, N.C. – U.S. Representative Deborah Ross (NC-02) today invited high school students from North Carolina’s Second District to participate in the Congressional Art Competition. The winner of the competition will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year along with other students’ artwork from all 50 states.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity for us to celebrate and recognize high school students’ artistic abilities in North Carolina’s Second Congressional District,” said Congresswoman Ross. “Wake County is a diverse community with people from all backgrounds calling it home. I value education and art is an important component of that. I look forward to seeing all of the incredible artwork students submit.”

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 with more than 650,000 high school students having participated to date. Students can submit entries and learn more about the art competition for North Carolina’s Second District on Rep. Ross’ website. Entries can include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated and photographic art. Artwork entered may be up to 28 inches long by 28 inches wide and up to 4 inches in depth, not weighing more than 15 pounds. High school students in North Carolina’s Second District may submit two pieces per person. Art submissions are due by Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET and must be uploaded on the site or sent via email to Vanessa at vanessa.schoning@mail.house.gov. The winner will be selected and notified on Monday, April 26, 2021.

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