National Competitions

 
 Congratulations to 2018 Poetry Out Loud Louisiana State winner, De’Jeune’ Richardson, pictured right, with Justine Haka, program assistant for the Poetry Foundation (pictured left). De'Jeune' will represent the state for the second year in a row at the National Poetry Out Loud competition this April in Washington, D.C.

Congratulations to 2018 Poetry Out Loud Louisiana State winner, De’Jeune’ Richardson, pictured right, with Justine Haka, program assistant for the Poetry Foundation (pictured left). De'Jeune' will represent the state for the second year in a row at the National Poetry Out Loud competition this April in Washington, D.C.


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CONGRESSIONAL ART COMPETITION

Congressional Art Competition Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

For more information contact Leea Russell, Director of Education at 225-344-8558 ext. 227 or LRussell@artsbr.org

The 2018 Congressional Art Competition has passed. See photos below.


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POETRY OUT LOUD

Poetry Out Loud is a national, high school poetry recitation competition developed by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. The program is free and encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Participation helps students master public speaking skills, build self- confidence, and learn about their literary heritage. The program increases student engagement in literature classes, provides non-academic scholarship opportunities, for students, and creates statewide cultural connections for schools.