This competition, entitled "An Artistic Discovery", takes place during the month of April and is part of a nationwide program to encourage young people to utilize visual arts as a medium for self expression. All high school students in New Jersey's 10th Congressional District are invited to participate.
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 district.
The 10th Congressional District Art Competition allows beginners and advanced art students to create a "personal masterpiece" and have it displayed in a professional museum for others to enjoy. For the past several years, the competition has received tremendous support from the Newark Museum, which has provided a prestigious venue for the art competition display, and a reception for parents, students and teachers. All students who participate receive certificates and prizes. The grand prize winner has his or her artwork displayed in the United States Capitol Building for an entire year. Later, he or she will travel to Washington, D.C. to participate in a national ceremony with other winners from around the country.
Art works entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. The art work may be
- Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
Should you have any questions about the Art Competition, or, to find out how students and schools can participate, please feel free to contact my Essex County Office at (973)-645-3213.
Or please submit the following form.
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