Congresswoman Foushee Announces 2024 Congressional Art Competition

Mar 21, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC (March 21, 2024) — Today, Congresswoman Valerie Foushee (NC-04), announced the launch of the 2024 Congressional Art Competition for all high school students in North Carolina’s Fourth Congressional District.

“Each year, the Congressional Arts Competition gives students the opportunity to highlight their artistic abilities and showcase their original work,” said Congresswoman Valerie Foushee (NC-04). “I am excited to announce my office is currently accepting submissions for this year’s contest, and I encourage all interested high school students to participate. I look forward to seeing all of the entries from talented students across the Fourth District!”

The winning student artist will have their work displayed in the United States Capitol for one year alongside the winning artwork from other Congressional Districts across the country. Runner-ups will have their artwork displayed in Rep. Foushee’s Washington, D.C. office and Durham District office respectively.

All submissions are due by Friday, April 12 at 5:00PM. Full details and instructions can be found on Rep. Foushee’s website.

Congressional Art Competition Guidelines:

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

The artwork may be any of the following:

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

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).

The winning artwork from the 2023 Congressional Art Competition can be viewed here.

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