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U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) invites high school students in southern and eastern Kentucky to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.

One winner from each Congressional District will have his or her artwork displayed at the nation's Capitol for one year, where more than three million people visit annually.

“The Congressional Art Competition recruits the very best artwork from students across the nation. It presents a great way for southern and eastern Kentucky teens to showcase their artistic talent and receive national recognition,” said Rogers. “I enjoy walking through the long hallway where all of the artwork is displayed from each state, and I take great pride in showing off the artwork from the 5th District of Kentucky." 

Last year, Jeffery Couch submitted the winning artwork from Knott Central High School for the second year in a row. The winning painting entitled “Deep in Slumber,” captured his younger sister taking an afternoon nap utilizing watercolors. Jeffery is the son of Jeffery and Robin Couch of Kite, Kentucky.

For competition guidelines, visit 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 Friday, April 25, 2014.

The top three district 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

Artwork should be submitted to the following district offices as indicated by county:

Prestonsburg District Office (Boyd, Carter, Floyd, Elliott, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Pike and Rowan Counties) 
110 Resource Court
Suite A 
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Hazard District Office (Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley and Perry counties) 
48 South Kentucky Highway 15
Hazard, KY 41701

Somerset District Office (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley Counties)
551 Clifty Street
Somerset, KY 42503

Click here from more information about the Congressional Art Competition.

Click here to download the student release form.

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 at!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook at!/CongressmanHalRogers.

"Deep in Slumber" by Jeffery Couch - 2013 Winner