2018-01-31 / School News

Students can submit art work to competition

Submissions are being accepted from now until February 9 for the Congressional Art Competition. High School students may submit art work for a chance to have their work displayed at the United States Capitol in Washington D.C. Cabinet Secretary of Education and the Arts said, “This unique opportunity gives students the ability to display their artwork on a national level, promoting our state’s rich artistic culture.”

Art work categories include paintings, drawings, collage prints, mixed media, computer generated arts and photography.

The competition is a partnership with members of the West Virginia Congressional Delegation, the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts, and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

There will be one winner from each of the three congressional districts and they will receive a $100 Dick Blick art supplies gift card. A $50 Dick Blick art supplies gift card will be awarded to five second place winners.

There will be an art workshop and awards ceremony for participants at the Culture Center in Charleston on March 2.

Students may seek application material and guidelines from their art teachers or principals. They may also contact the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts for more information.

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