Payne, Jr. Announces 10th District Participation in 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Feb 25, 2016 Issues: Local Issues

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. (NJ-10) announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.

“I am pleased to announce that high school students from New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District will once again have the opportunity to showcase their artistic talents in the Congressional Art Competition,” said Congressman Payne, Jr. “Every year, I am impressed by the creative pieces our local students submit and look forwarding to sharing them with our community and the entire country. I wish all participants the best of luck, and I eagerly await their artwork.”

The competition is open to all high school students in New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District. Exceptions may be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus. Participating students must go through their school’s art teacher.

The final winner will be determined by a panel of local experts. The winning student’s work will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol for Members of Congress, staff, and visitors to see. The winner will also travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in a national ceremony with other winners from around the country. An awards reception will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016, beginning at 3 PM at the Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey.  

Each submission must be two-dimensional, no larger than 28” X 28” X 4,” no more than 15 pounds, original in design, and prepared for hanging. Each student may submit one piece of artwork. To learn more about the competition and to see the official guidelines, click here. For release forms and a submission checklist, click here and here.

The Student Release Forms are due to Congressman Payne, Jr.’s Newark office by March 30. All artwork must be submitted to Newark office by April 6. Those with questions regarding the 2016 Congressional Art Competition may contact Samantha Washington at (973) 645-3213.

Newark Office

LeRoy F. Smith, Jr. Public Safety Building

60 Nelson Place, 14th Floor

Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: (973)-645-3213

Fax: (973)-645-5902