Langevin Announces 2017 High School Art Competition

Mar 29, 2017 Issues: Rhode Island

Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is hosting his 17th Rhode Island Second Congressional District High School Art Competition. High school students who reside in the Second District are eligible to compete for a grand prize trip to Washington, DC, a scholarship offer and the honor of having their work hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year beginning in June.

Every high school-aged student who lives in the Second District can submit one piece of art, which can fall into any of the following seven categories: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography. Submission guidelines can be found at https://langevin.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition/.

“Rhode Island’s students always amaze me by their talent and creativity, and this year’s art competition will once again showcase the creative student artists we have in the Ocean State,” said Langevin who has hosted an annual art competition since he took office. “Each time I pass by the winning artwork hanging in Washington, I am reminded of the power art has in our lives and the importance of arts education.”

Entries will be showcased at an awards ceremony at the Warwick Mall on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and participating students, their families, teachers and school officials are invited to attend.

Participants must submit entries no later than 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017. Artwork will be accepted Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the Congressman’s District Office at 300 Centerville Road, Suite 200 South, Warwick, RI 02886. Students or art teachers with questions or concerns can contact Elena Monteiro at 401-732-9400.