Washington D.C. (February 19, 2015) | Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) today announced the kick-off of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, a contest that recognizes the artistic talents of high school students in the 11th Congressional District and nationwide.

“I may be biased, but I believe some of the most talented young artists live right here in the 11th Congressional District,” said Rep. Loudermilk. “The winners of this competition will not only have their artwork displayed at the U.S. Capitol, but will have the opportunity to share this exciting accomplishment with their friends and family for years to come.”

Launched in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition recognizes the nation’s top visual artists from high schools across the nation. Sponsored by the Congressional Institute, this annual competition allows students to compete for the opportunity to publicly display their artwork at the U.S. Capitol.

The competition is open to all high school students who reside in the 11th Congressional District. All of the artwork submitted for the 2015 Congressional Art Competition will be featured as part of a special exhibition at the Cherokee Arts Center from March 25 – April 3, 2015. A panel of local artists will serve as judges and determine the overall winners.

The artwork must be delivered to Rep. Barry Loudermilk’s Woodstock Office between March 17 – 20, 2015. The final deadline to submit entries is 5:00 p.m. on March 20. The office is located at 9898 Hwy 92, Woodstock, GA, 30188. For additional information on how to enter, contact Rep. Loudermilk’s office at (770) 429 -1776.

To view the official rules and regulations, visit the United States House of Representative’s Congressional Art Competition webpage.