Congressional Art Awards
Important dates for 2012
- April 27 Entry form submitted to Mr. Brandt (see below)
- May 1, Noon Deadline
- May 3, Thursday Winners notified
- May 6, Sunday Awards will be announced at a reception held at the Arts Council
See the official website at www.5thdistrictart.com See if you can spot the error in their write-up of last year.
Past winners from around the nation: Click here
2012 Criteria (from 5thdistrictart.com)
- Be two dimensional but can be in virtually any medium, including paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, computer-generated, and photography.
- Be no larger than 28 inches wide by 28 inches tall by 4 inches thick to the outside dimensions of the frame and not weigh more than 15 pounds. (Note: if the winning piece is not already framed, it will be professionally matted (if suitable) and framed as a courtesy by the volunteer coordinator, Marcia Kort Buike. She recommends your final work, if not framed, be no larger than 26 x 26.) concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.
- Be suitable to hang in the Capitol, but the decision about this suitability is made by the Capitol Architect. In accordance with this policy, exhibits depicting subjects of contemporary political controversy or a sensationalistic or gruesome nature are not allowed.
- Artwork will hang in the Capitol for the entire 11-month period of the exhibition and cannot be returned to students earlier. Students should therefore submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.
- All entries must be accompanied by a student information and release form, which gives the Capitol permission to reproduce their work in conjunction with promotion of the art competition. The form can be found at: www.house.gov/content/educate/art_competition/pdf/student-information-release-form.pdf.