Chance to vote in art competition

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that online voting has begun in Illinois’ 17th District’s annual Congressional Art Competition. 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 to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington for the next year. 

“I’m so impressed by all of the talented high school students from across our community who are competing in this year’s competition, and I appreciate the opportunity to showcase their amazing work,” Congresswoman Cheri Bustos said. “The Congressional Art Competition is an incredible opportunity for talented young artists and I hope everyone from the 17th district will take the time to vote for their favorite submission.”

The winner of the competition will also win two airline tickets to Washington, D.C to see their artwork displayed in the Capitol. Runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Bustos’ Illinois offices and in her Washington, D.C. office for the next year. High school students from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District were eligible to submit their original artwork for consideration.

Voting will end on April 15th. 

To view all of the submitted artwork and cast your vote, visit