Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional disrict.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 6th Congressional District. The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide. All students will receive a certificate of participation signed by Congressman Coffman. Please see the cover letter for information on scholarships and airline tickets.
THEME FOR 2013: “THE ARTIST’S CHOICE”
This exhibition is an annual juried competition for senior high school art students, grades 9 through 12 from Colorado's Sixth Congressional District. The art will be exhibited, office hours 8:00AM-5:00PM, April 15th through April 27th, at Congressman Mike Coffman's 6th Congressional District Office, 3300 South Parker Road, Suite 305, Aurora, CO 80014.
The competition is open to senior high (grades 9-12 ) students from schools in Colorado's Sixth Congressional District. One (1) art entry per student. Each school may submit a total of six (6) entries.
Artwork must be two-dimensional, no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches framed and no more than 4 inches deep including the outside dimensions of the frame and within the following categories for acceptance for the show:
Each entry must be an original concept: The entry may not reproduce an image from a third party's work in the same or any other medium; the work may not infringe the rights of any third party; the work may not violate the U.S. Copyright Laws.
All artwork must be framed or have re-enforced backing and ready for hanging: The artwork will be hung from a track wall fixture, by a single bracket strung with wire attached to the upper left and upper right corners of the artwork. The entire weight of the art is hung from a center point; therefore, we request that any artwork with reinforced matting, and no frame, be strung with wire through the matting at the upper right and left corner. We ask that you please test hang the artwork for several days to be sure that when it is hung for the exhibition in the gallery it will not fall, resulting in damage to the art piece.
Artwork Entry Form
PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY OR TYPE: Be sure to fully complete the form.
If you would like more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition - including this year's deadlines - please contact my District Office.