Lucas Announces the 2016 Congressional Art Competition
Cheyenne, Okla. – Today Congressman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) announced his office will begin accepting submissions for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Students attending a high school (public, private or homeschool) in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District are eligible to participate in the contest.
“Every year I enjoy seeing all of the wonderful entries that reflect our unique culture in the Third District,” said Congressman Lucas. “We are home to several incredibly talented young artists who deserve the opportunity to share their creativity with the rest of the country. As your representative, I am excited to help make this possible by hosting the annual Congressional Art Competition.”
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 15, 2016.
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.
Lucas presents last year’s competition winner Hadley Smith with a certificate commemorating her piece, “Working Cowgirl”.