Lucas Announces the 2017 Congressional Art Competition
Washington, D.C. – The office of Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) will begin accepting submissions for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. All students attending high school (public, private, or homeschool) in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District are eligible to participate in the contest.
“Oklahoma’s Third District is home to some truly gifted artists who deserve the opportunity to share their work with the rest of our country,” said Congressman Lucas. “I am excited to help make this possible by hosting the annual Congressional Art Competition. We have had some incredible work submitted in the past so I’m asking everyone to get the word out to any family or friends who are interested in participating!”
The application, along with a list of guidelines and drop-off locations, can be found at: www.lucas.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition. Entrants must deliver their artwork to one of the designated drop-off locations by close of business on Friday, April 14, 2017.
The winning piece will be displayed in the United States Capitol Building for one year where it will be seen by hundreds of thousands of Capitol visitors. Both the runner-up and “fan favorite” submissions will also recognized.
The first place winner will receive two round-trip plane tickets to visit Washington, D.C. for an unveiling ceremony this summer. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Allison Litterell at (405) 373-1958.
Last year’s competition winner “Friendship Forged in Iron” by Reagan Stephens from Weatherford High School