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Congresswoman Robin Kelly Sponsors Congressional Art Contest for High School Students

February 12, 2020

U.S. Representative Robin Kelly is sponsoring a 2020 Congressional Art Competition open to high school students residing or attending a school within the Second Congressional District.

The winner will have the opportunity to attend a ceremony this summer in Washington D.C., where his or her artwork will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year. The artwork of second- and third-place winners will be displayed in Rep. Kelly's district offices.

Students may submit their artwork from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Congresswoman Kelly's Matteson Office, located at 600 Holiday Plaza Drive, Suite 505; at her Chicago Office, located at 1000 E. 111th Street, Suite 5N; or at her satellite office located on the lower level of Kankakee City Hall. Please call Alan Banks or Elise Miller at (708) 679-0078 to arrange a drop-off time at the Kankakee Office. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 12.

Artwork must be two dimensional, framed no larger than 28" x 28" x 4" and can include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, photographs, computer generated art, or mixed media. All artwork must be original.

Congresswoman Kelly will host a reception where she will announce the winner and runners-up on March 19 at Crete Creative Gallery and School, 1304 Main Street, Crete. For more information, call Alan Banks or Elise Miller at (708) 679-0078.

The high school art competition was established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 1982 to acknowledge and support the artistic talent of America's young adults.