Congressman Jake Auchincloss invites the students of the Massachusetts 4th District to participate in the 2023 Congressional Art Competition! The competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute and the Congressional Arts Caucus to promote artistry and creative thought in students around the country. The contest is open to high school students (grades 9-12) who reside in the Massachusetts 4th District to submit one piece of original artwork, which will be judged by a panel of local artists. Please read on for more information about participating in the 2023 Congressional Art Competition.
The categories for artwork include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media pieces, computer-generated art, and photography. All works must be two-dimensional and no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, including a frame.
Click here for the Rules for Students and Teachers, which provide more detailed information.
- Deadline: Monday, April 24 at 5:00 PM.
- Drop Off at the Congressman’s District Offices: Students or teachers can drop off the artwork at any of our district locations:
- Newton Office (29 Crafts Street, Suite 375, Newton, MA 02458)
- Attleboro Office (8 N Main Street, Suite 200, Attleboro, MA 02703)
- Fall River satellite location, open on Wednesdays from 10-4 (1 Government Ctr, Office 237B, Fall River, MA 02722)
- Pick Up at Schools: If needed, schools may reach out to Jenna Massoud (contact info below) to arrange for a staff member from the Congressman’s office to pick up all their students’ submissions at the school directly on April 25 or April 26. Please contact Jenna by April 19th if you would like to make these arrangements.
- Students must complete THIS ONLINE FORM, in addition to the attached Student Release Form, if they are submitting artwork for the competition.
JUDGING AND RECEPTION:
A panel of local artists from the district will judge all the works submitted. The winner will be announced at Congressman Auchincloss’ Art Competition Reception. The Reception is being held on Sunday, April 30 from 2:00-3:00pm at the Attleboro Arts Museum (86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703). A formal invitation will follow. The winning student will then be invited to an annual Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. this summer, and their artwork will be displayed in the Capitol for a year.
Questions? Feel free to reach out to Jenna Massoud or Catarina Pereira in Congressman Auchincloss’ office at 617-332-3333, or email questions to Jenna.Massoud@mail.house.gov or email@example.com