Aguilar Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Inland Empire High School Students
Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will participate in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, an annual program that allows high school students from congressional districts throughout the country to share their works of art. The theme of this year’s contest is “My Wish” and is open to all high school students living in California’s 31st Congressional District.
“This competition allows students to explore their creativity and empowers them to be confident and proud of their accomplishments,” said Rep. Aguilar. He continued, “Supporting the arts through contests like this encourages our kids to follow their passion and allows family, friends and the community to help celebrate their success.”
To participate in the Congressional Art Competition, students must be in high school and live in California’s 31st Congressional District, a map of which is available here. Submissions may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, 4 inches in depth and no more than 15 pounds, including the frame. Original paintings, drawings, collages and prints are all accepted. Students should also adhere to the “My Wish” theme. The theme focuses on students’ wishes, whether these are ambitions they aspire to or wishes for their home, family or future. The winner will have their artwork on display in the United States Capitol for one year, representing California’s 31st Congressional District, and will have the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for a ceremony with winners from other districts around the nation. Submissions must be delivered to Rep. Aguilar’s office at 685 East Carnegie Drive, Suite 100 in San Bernardino no later than 5:00PM on May 1, 2017. For additional information, please visit Aguilar.house.gov or call 909-890-4445.