LoBiondo Welcomes Submissions from 2nd District High School Students for Annual Congressional Art Competition

Feb 27, 2018

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today announced that his office is now accepting submissions from high school artists across South Jersey for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition, hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I am honored to again host the annual Congressional Art Competition for the aspiring and inspiring artists from South Jersey. In the past there has been a strong showing of originality and ingenuity from young artists in our communities – I look forward to seeing what creativity is brought forth this year,” said LoBiondo. “With the winning piece on display for visitors to the U.S. Capitol, I encourage South Jersey high school students interested in art to participate in the competition.”

In a slight change from previous years, submissions must be no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches, and 4 inches in depth (including the frame), and can be: paintings (oil, acrylics, watercolor etc); drawings (pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers); collage (must be two-dimensional); prints (lithographs, silkscreen, block prints); mixed media (use of two or more mediums); computer-generated art; and, photography. The entire artwork and frame must not weigh more than 15lbs. Each submitted piece must be accompanied by a signed release form by the artist.

All submissions are due to the Congressman’s Mays Landing office by Friday, March 30th. The winning submission will be displayed for one year in the tunnel connecting the Cannon House Office Building and the U.S. Capitol, which is part of the main tour route of visitors to Capitol Hill. The second and third place submissions will be displayed in the Congressman’s DC and Mays Landing offices, respectively.

A public reception for all participants and their families will be held on Monday, April 9th at the Ocean City Music Pier. The winners of the annual contest will be announced then.

Interested applicants can find complete details regarding the competition as well as the necessary release forms at the Congressman’s official website – www.lobiondo.house.gov - or by calling his Mays Landing office at 609-625-5008 or toll-free 1-800-471-4450.