Art competition deadline nears

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos today reminded students from the 17th District that they have just two more weeks to submit their original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition. With the March 31, 2016 deadline approaching fast, students are urged to submit their work.

“There are just two weeks left for young artists to submit their work for the 2016 Congressional Art Competition,” Congresswoman Bustos said. “This is a great opportunity for students to have their work displayed in the nation’s Capitol where it will be seen by thousands of Americans. I urge all interested students from the 17th District to submit their work today.”

The Congressional Art Competition, first held in 1982, is a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. One winning piece of artwork from each House district will be selected for display in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building for the next year.

The winner of the competition will also receive two airline tickets to Washington, D.C. Runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Congresswoman Bustos’ Illinois and Washington, D.C. offices.

Any high school student from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District is eligible to submit an original piece of artwork for consideration. To enter, students must submit a digital form through Congresswoman Bustos’ website and send a digital version of their art to her office at All entries will be posted online for the public to vote for the eventual winner. There is a limit of one entry per student.

For further details on the Art Competition, including more information on how to enter, please visit Congresswoman Bustos’ website at