Local high school artists invited to participate in ‘24 Congressional Art Competition

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On Monday, Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03) announced his office is now accepting submissions for the 2024 Congressional Art Competition.

This competition is open to all high school students in Indiana’s 3rd District. The artwork that wins the district competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will receive two tickets to Washington D.C. from Southwest Airlines to attend a reception, the date of which is to be determined.

The 2024 contest theme is Indiana. “Indiana” can represent the feeling of Hoosier satisfaction, the love of her great cities or beautiful countryside, or devotion and attachment to the United States.

All submissions are due by 5:00PM on Monday, April 22, and participants should email their submission to RepBanks.Art@mail.house.gov or schools can call the office to arrange for a pickup of entries before the deadline.

The email submission should contain the following attachments:

  • A clear, high-resolution picture of the students’ artwork uploaded in a PDF, JPEG, or PNG file.
  • A scanned, signed copy of the Student Release Form complete to the best of the student’s ability, and uploaded as a PDF.

The subject line of the email should read “2024 Congressional Art Competition Submission.”

The email body should include:  

  1. Student’s Name
  2. School’s Name
  3. Art Teacher’s Name
  4. Student’s Grade Level
  5. Name of Artwork
  6. Medium Used
  7. Description of artwork. Student should make sure to write why they think their piece captures this year’s theme, and what the image means to them personally.

For additional details on the competition rules & guidelines, visit the Congressional Art Competition page on Congressman Banks’ website.