The annual Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for high school artists across the 11th District to showcase their talent at the U.S. Capitol. The winning entry may be eligible to receive a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design and will be featured alongside entries from other congressional districts in the U.S. Capitol Building.
There are three ways to qualify for the competition:
1. Art Center Contests: High school students who place (first, second, third, or honorable mention) in appropriate categories at art center contests are eligible to submit their winning entries.
2. High School Contests or School Selection: Public and private high schools in the 11th Congressional District may select up to five pieces of artwork to represent their school. The selection process for that artwork is at the discretion of school officials. Local schools will receive a mailing containing rules, deadlines, and entry forms.
3. Home School Participation: Home school students are encouraged to enter their artwork at regional art center competitions. However, if a student is not able to submit their work for some reason (location, did not know about the contests, etc.), he/she may still be considered for the Artistic Discovery contest by sending their entry and completed paper work to my Canton district office.
Congressman Gingrey announced the winners of the 2013 "The Rhythem of Our Lives" Congressional Art Competition on April 11th.
First Place: "Hands of Time,", Catherine Cahoy, Creekview High School
Second Place: "American's Past Time," Michael Thomas, North Cobb High School
Third Place: "Soul Shine," Nathan Mullet, Cherokee High School
Congratulations to our three winners and thank you to all of this year's talented young artists for their entries.
Please check back for information on the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.