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Womack Encourages Students to Enter 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Competition is open to all high school students in the Third District; Winning artwork to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol

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Washington, April 8, 2021 | comments

Washington, DC – April 8, 2021....Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) is encouraging all Third District high schoolers to participate in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. The nationwide contest is an opportunity for Arkansas students to showcase their artistic talents. One winning submission from each congressional district will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Participants may submit original paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, computer-generated art, or a combination thereof.

Congressman Womack said, “The Congressional Art Competition showcases the incredible work of young artists across the Third District. It’s a creative outlet for students to display their talents, and I encourage all those interested to participate. Every time I walk to votes, I’m always proud to see a piece of Arkansas displayed in the halls of the Capitol.”

Submission locations and due dates are as follows:

  • Harrison District Office (400 N. Main Street, Suite 3): April 20th, by 5 p.m.
  • Fort Smith District Office (6101 Phoenix Avenue, Suite 4): April 20th, by 5 p.m.
  • Rogers District Office (3333 Pinnacle Hills Parkway, Suite 120): April 21st, by 5 p.m.

Submitted artwork will be on display April 22 – April 28 at the Center for Nonprofits at the JTL Shop in Springdale. Competition judges will review all of the pieces and determine a winner, which will be announced by Congressman Womack at an awards ceremony on April 28th. Submissions will also be considered for the People’s Choice Award, which will be decided by the public via online vote, and the Patriot Award, which honors a piece that celebrates and artfully represents American ideals.       

This is the eleventh year that Womack has hosted the Congressional Art Competition. Last year’s winner was Autumn Blaylock, a senior at Fayetteville High School, for her drawing, entitled “Pandemic Prom,” which is currently displayed in the halls of the U.S. Capitol.

Interested students may contact Congressman Womack’s office at (479) 464-0446 with questions. More information about competition details can also be found here.

Additional Resources:
2021 Rules for Students and Teachers
2021 Student Release Form

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He is a member of the House Appropriations Committee.




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