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SOMERSET, KY - Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced the deadline has been extended one week for 2013 Congressional Art Competition entries in the Fifth Congressional District. High school students have one more week to submit artwork, which is now due on Friday, April 26, 2013.

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 annually. District winners also receive two airline tickets to Washington, DC for a special reception and the opportunity to see all of the winning artwork on display in the U.S. Capitol building. Winners may also be eligible to receive an artistic college scholarship.

“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 now due at Congressional District Offices by Friday, April 26, 2013.

For more information, contact Chelsea Whalen in Rogers' Washington, DC office at 202-225-4601

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
Suite A 
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

Click here from more information on the Congressional Art Compeition


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 or follow Rogers on Twitter!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook!/CongressmanHalRogers.