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Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger

Representing the 2nd District of Maryland

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Art Competition

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. This event, first introduced in 1982, allows high school students from all 50 states and the District of Columbia and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability. It is an opportunity for high school students in my Congressional district to have their work displayed, for 11 months, in an exhibit in the Cannon House Office Building tunnel that leads to the U.S. Capitol. The winning student and his or her family will be invited to spend a day with me in Washington DC to celebrate the unveiling of the 2016 student art work exhibition.

We are accepting artwork in a variety of media, thereby allowing students with various talents to participate.There will be a panel of professional judges from the local art community who will serve as judges of this contest. The judges are from independent groups and are not affiliated with my Congressional staff. 

All submissions to the 2016 contest must be delivered to my Timonium Office by Friday, April 22, at 5 p.m.  The winning artwork must be appropriately matted and framed by the artist in order to be hung in the Cannon Building. No work will be accepted after the April 22 deadline and all artwork must be claimed by May 24, 2016.

Please submit the 2016 Student Release Form with your work.

Click here for complete rules and regulations for the 2016 competition.

Click here for a complete checklist for the 2016 competition.