Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

Congresswoman McSally Announces Start of 2018 Art Competition

March 5, 2018
Press Release
Encourages High School Students to Submit Their Artwork, Winner’s Will Be Displayed in U.S. Capitol

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today announced that her office is accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, an annual contest between high school students in every congressional district throughout the country for the chance to have their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

“We have very talented young local artists right here in Southern Arizona—and above all else, this competition is an opportunity for us to admire and appreciate their work. This competition also determines which piece of art will hang on display in Congress and represent our community to the nation,” said Rep. McSally. “I encourage all high schoolers who love art to participate, and I look forward to seeing the submissions.” 

The Art Competition is open to high school students living in or attending high school in the Second District. Once all submissions are collected, a local panel of judges will choose one overall and two runner-up winners and announce them at a reception held at the UA Tech Park. The overall winner’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. The two runner-up winners will have their art displayed in Congresswoman McSally’s Tucson and Sierra Vista district offices.

The submissions will also be posted on Rep. McSally’s Facebook page and the artwork that receives the most votes by Southern Arizonans online will receive an award and hang in Rep. McSally’s Congressional office in Washington, D.C.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 11 at 5:00 pm. Students can deliver submissions to the Tucson district office at 4400 East Broadway Blvd., Suite 510 or the Sierra Vista district office at 77 Calle Portal, Suite B-160.

Guidelines for submission as well as a student release form to be included with the submission can be found HERE. Individuals with questions about turning in entries or the guidelines can call the Tucson district office at (520) 881-3588.

Learn more about last year’s winner HERE and view all of last year’s submissions HERE