Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the United States. More than 650,000 high school students have participated since the competition began in 1982.
Students submit entries to the office of their U.S. representative. The winning works are displayed for one year at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Visit www.house.gov and use your school’s address to determine who your U.S. representative is.
Click here for information on submissions to Cedric Richmond’s 2nd Congressional District
Click here for information on submissions to Garret Graves’ 6th Congressional District
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.
The following Poetry Out Loud competitions are free and open to the public.
Greater Baton Rouge Regional Competition
Friday, January 25, 2019 - 6:00pm
Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge Firehouse Gallery
Louisiana State Finals Competition
Saturday, March 9, 2019 - 12:00pm
Capitol Park Museum
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Congressman Garret Graves pictured with winners of the 2018 Congressional Art Contest,
Louisiana U.S. 6th Congressional District.
For information about the Congressional Art Contest or Poetry Out Loud, contact Leea Russell at 225-344-8558 ext. 227 or LRussell@artsbr.org