Hultgren announces Congressional Art Competition

By on March 30, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) announced the start of the 2012 Congressional Art Competition for the 14th District, where the winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for an entire year.

“The Congressional Art Competition provides me the opportunity to showcase the talent of high school student constituents and acknowledge this region’s gifted young artists,” Hultgren said. “I look forward receiving entries from students throughout the 14th Congressional District.”

The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982, and hundreds of thousands of high school students have been able to participate at the local level over the years. Each congressional district has one winner whose artwork will go to Washington D.C., and each winner will also receive a roundtrip ticket to Washington D.C., compliments of Southwest Airlines.

Entries for the competition are now being accepted and must be submitted to Rep. Hultgren’s district office in Dixon or Geneva by Monday, April 2. The entry only needs to be framed if it is selected as the winner to be hung in the U.S. Capitol.

For any additional questions or to obtain a copy of the guidelines and student information/release forms, visit or contact Ruth Richardson at (630) 232-7104.