SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — High school students from the 7th Congressional District are invited to enter their best artwork, reflecting the theme, “What I Love About North Carolina.”
“This year’s art competition is an opportunity for students to creatively express what they love most about our beloved Tarheel State,” Congressman David Rouzer said in a press release. “The winning artist from the 7th district will have their artwork on display for 11 months in the Capitol tunnel, which is seen by thousands of visitors from across the country, Congressional staffers and members of Congress.”
Students wishing to participate in this year’s art competition are asked to submit their artwork to Rouzer’s district office in Four Oaks, Bolivia or Wilmington by Friday, April 27.
Each student will be allowed to submit up to two entries. The winners will be presented with two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to visit the nation’s capital and attend a reception inside the U.S. Capitol honoring the country’s winners.
“Every time I go to the House floor to vote, I walk through this tunnel which serves as a constant reminder of the impressive talent and creativity of high school students throughout North Carolina and across the country,” Rouzer said.
Guidelines for the 2018 artwork:
- Artwork must be two-dimensional.
- Each piece must be no larger than 26 inches by 26 inces by 4 inches — including the frame.
- Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 pounds.
- Work entered must be in the original.
- Artwork does not need to be framed for judging. However, winning art must be framed in order to be hung in the U.S. Capitol.
Acceptable mediums for submissions:
- Paintings: oil, acrylics and watercolor
- Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink and markers
- Prints: lithographs, silkscreen and block prints
- Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
- Computer generated art and photography
Students interested in participating in the competition are encouraged to contact Marylou Cooke in the Bolivia office at 910-253-6111.