Thousands of high school students from across the nation participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. One winner from each Congressional District is chosen to have their artwork displayed at the Capitol for one year, where more than three million visitors pass through every year.
“The Congressional Art Competition is a great way for students in southern and eastern Kentucky to showcase their unique talents and receive the opportunity to display their artwork in the Capitol for an entire year,” said Rogers. “It is a pleasure to walk through the halls of the Capitol and see a piece of home hanging right here in Washington, representing our region. I look forward to reviewing this year’s submissions and encourage all students from 9th to 12th grade to participate in the competition.”
Last year, Jeffery Couch submitted the winning artwork from Knott Central High School. He submitted a drawing entitled, “Entranced,” which captured his younger sister reading one of her favorite books while seated under a tree near their home. Jeffery is the son of Jeffery and Robin Couch of Kite, Kentucky.
Click here for competition guidelines and information. Artwork must be two-dimensional, and each framed piece must be no larger than 28” x 28” x 4”. All artwork is due at Congressional District Offices by April 19, 2013.
The top three regional winners will be chosen from the Somerset, Prestonsburg and Hazard District Offices. The winning artwork will be displayed in the United States Capitol and the winner will receive two free airline tickets to Washington, DC for an annual Awards Ceremony. Winners may also be eligible to receive an artistic college scholarship.
For more information, contact Chelsea Whalen in Rogers' Washington, DC office at 202-225-4601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artwork should be submitted to the following district offices as indicated by county.
Prestonsburg District Office (Floyd, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Pike, Rowan, Elliott, Carter and Boyd counties)
110 Resource Court
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
Hazard District Office (Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, and Perry counties)
48 S. KY Hwy. 15
Hazard, KY 41701
Somerset District Office (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne, Whitley and Lincoln counties)
551 Clifty Street
Somerset, KY 42503
PHOTO CUTLINE: Congressman Rogers congratulated the 5th District
2012 Congressional Art Competition Winner, Jeffery Couch of Kite, KY
Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit http://halrogers.house.gov/ or follow Rogers on Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/#!/CongressmanHalRogers.