Deadline Extended for Congressional Art Contest

By on April 12, 2016
Vote Makes News in Yucaipa CA

Congressman Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) has extended the deadline for entries in the Congressional Art Competition for California’s 8th Congressional District. High school students from the district, which includes Yucaipa, Apple Valley, Bishop, and other cities, are invited to submit art through April 15.

Students will work through the art teachers at their high school to submit works to the competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex for one year. In addition, second place will be displayed in Rep. Cook’s Capitol Office, and the third place selection will be on display in the Apple Valley District Office.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, more than 700,000 high school students have been involved with this nationwide competition.

Submissions may be paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photography. Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches in height by 28 inches in length, including the frame, and may be up to 4 inches in depth.

All submissions must be an original concept, design and execution.

To submit an entry in the contest, send an image of the artwork to For more information, contact Rep. Cook’s office at (760) 247-1815.