Rep. Anna G. Eshoo has announced this year’s district-wide Congressional Art Competition to discover and celebrate talented high school artists and their work.
“For more than 30 years, the Congressional Art Competition has recognized and encouraged artistic talent among our youth,” Rep. Eshoo said. “I’m proud to keep this tradition flourishing by launching this year’s competition in California’s 18th Congressional District.”
All high school students from throughout the 18th Congressional District are invited to participate and exceptions may be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus. Students can participate by submitting their works of art to Rep. Eshoo’s Palo Alto office at 698 Emerson Street by 5:00 pm PDT on Friday, April 11.
Last year, Gunn High School student Elaine Lu won for her piece Two Children (above).
The winning artist’s work will be chosen by a panel of distinguished local artists, and the winner will enjoy the distinction of having his or her artwork displayed in the corridors of the Capitol for one year. He or she will also be awarded two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, D.C., courtesy of Southwest Airlines, to attend a reception with other talented young artists at the unveiling of their works in the Capitol.
Detailed guidelines for the competition can be found on Rep. Eshoo’s website.