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. To locate your United State Representative visit www.house.gov.
For more information contact Leea Russell, Director of Education at 225-344-8558 ext. 227 or LRussell@artsbr.org
There is still time to submit artwork for the Congressional Art Contest.
For those schools residing in Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District, make submissions to Congressman Cedric Richmond’s Office by April 27th at 5:00 PM
2021 Lakeshore Drive #309
New Orleans, LA 70122
For those schools residing in Louisiana’s 6th Congressional District, make submissions to Congressman Garret Graves’ Office by April 20th at 5:00 PM
2351 Energy Drive Ste. 1200
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
***If your school does not reside in one of the listed districts, you may submit artwork through your congressman’s office. Visit www.house.gov to find out your school’s US Congressional District.***
For information about artwork criteria, visit the link below.
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.