Maloney Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition
Washington – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that student submissions are now being accepted for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
“From the Hudson River School to the Dia:Beacon, the Hudson Valley is home to innovative artists with work displayed in museums throughout the world. In the last three years, more than 100 artists have participated, and I look forward to continue seeing the creative and original artwork from our talented students in the Hudson Valley,” said Rep. Maloney.
All submissions of student artwork must be framed and are due by Monday, March 28th. Art work and the Student Information and Release Form should be dropped off to Rep. Maloney’s Newburgh Office located at 123 Grand Street in Newburgh, NY. The competition is open to high school students only, but exceptions may be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus.
In order to choose the winning piece of artwork, Rep. Maloney will utilize both social media and the local Hudson Valley art community. Submissions will be posted on Rep. Maloney’s official Facebook fan page for a period of two weeks (April 18th to April 29th) where they will be voted on via the “like” button. In early May, all entries will be presented to a panel of local judges from the 18th district of New York at a reception for all participants, and they will determine a grand prize winner, winners for each medium and a Facebook Fan Favorite.
The grand prize winning artwork will be displayed in the Capitol for one year and the winning student plus one guest will receive complimentary airfare to Washington, DC for a reception in June. You can view last year’s art competition entries on Rep. Maloney’s Facebook page.
More information for teachers and students is available on our website at https://seanmaloney.house.gov/services/art-competition. For any additional questions, please call the Newburgh office at 845-561-1259.