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Rep. Kinzinger Announces the 2021 Congressional Art Contest

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Washington, DC, March 24, 2021 | Maura Gillespie (202-225-3635) | comments
Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) announced the start of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition for IL-16.
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Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) announced the start of the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. As the competition celebrates its 40th year in operation, the Office of Congressman Kinzinger is pleased to begin accepting submissions from all high school students that live in the 16th Congressional District of Illinois.

In making this announcement, Congressman Kinzinger released the following statement:

Every spring, we have the wonderful opportunity of celebrating the talent and creativity of students from across the United States. The Congressional Art Competition is a favorite event here on Capitol Hill and a joy for all who walk the halls where these works of art are prominently displayed. I continue to be impressed by the quality of artwork we receive each year and look forward to seeing what the students of IL-16 produce for this year’s competition.”

The Congressional Art Competition offers high school students from across the country to showcase their artistic abilities and creativity. First-place winners will have their artwork displayed in the Cannon Tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol for one full year.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Congressional Institute was unable to host an in-person reception in 2020. If one is possible this year, the winner will be awarded two tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the official art show opening and a subsequent reception.

The submission deadline for the 40th Annual Congressional Art Competition is Friday, April 30th at 5:00pm CT in the Ottawa District Office. All high school students living in Illinois’ 16th Congressional District are encouraged to participate.

For more information on the Congressional Art Competition, please see the attached flyer and visit the Congressman’s website here. If you have any additional questions, please call Congressman Kinzinger’s Ottawa District Office at (815) 431-9271.

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