NEWS RELEASE – Each year Congressman Buck McKeon invites high school aged students in the 25th Congressional District to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. Sponsored by the Congressional Institute, students from around the country are encouraged to put their artistic skills to the test. Winning artists will have their artwork prominently displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year, beginning in May.
Competition rules and details can be found below. All entries must be submitted by April 21st, 2014 and the judging and reception event will take place on Wednesday April 30th at Fast Frame Valencia.
Submit your artwork in just a few easy steps: 1. Confirm that all guidelines are met. (see submission checklist, which can be found at www.mckeon.house.gov) 2. Copies of the following must be submitted via email before dropping of your entry:
-student information and release form
-digital picture of the artwork
Any questions regarding the congressional art competition please contact Heather Duncan at the Congressman’s office: 661-254-2111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
General Guidelines The competition is open to high school students only. Exceptions may be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus.
Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 28” x 28” x 4” (28 inches high, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep). If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.
Framing guidelines apply only to the ONE winning artwork that will be sent to Washington, DC. Each Member of Congress may include additional entry rules for his or her own District but is encouraged to follow the following guidelines for mediums and size. Please consult your Representative’s office to see whether entrants must adhere to additional requirements, such as framing the artwork, for the district competition.
Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:
• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc. • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.) • Collages: must be two dimensional • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc. • Computer-generated art • Photographs
Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing). Artwork will hang in the Capitol for the entire year of the exhibition and cannot be returned to the students earlier. Students should, therefore, submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.
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