Congresswoman Hartzler encourages young artists to enter Congressional Art Competition

Posted March 6, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-4) is inviting high school students from Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District to take part in an opportunity to showcase their artistic talents in a competition that might see those works of art displayed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The 2014 Congressional Art Competition runs through Friday, April 18, 2014.

“This annual competition has proven to be very popular among aspiring young artists in Missouri’s Fourth District,” said Hartzler. “The winning entry will be hung in a prominent spot on Capitol Hill for one year and will join other works of art submitted by students in other Congressional districts across the country.”

“In addition to seeing his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol, the winning artist will be invited to Washington, D.C. to attend an unveiling ceremony featuring winning artwork from throughout the nation,” added Hartzler. “In the past the winner has been awarded two round-trip tickets to the ceremony.”

Students must enter an original piece of art no larger than 28 inches high X 28 inches wide X 4 inches deep, including the frame. Metal frames with Plexiglas are recommended and preferred. The art can be a painting, drawing, collage, print, computer generated design or photograph. Each piece cannot weigh more than 15 pounds. All framed entries and release forms must be delivered to Congresswoman Hartzler’s Columbia office at 2415 Carter Lane, Suite 4, Columbia, MO 65201 by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 18, 2014. For further information, forms, and general guidelines please visit Congresswoman Hartzler’s website at or contact Donna Spickert at 573-645-9625.

Congresswoman Hartzler serves on the House Argiculture, Armed Services, and Budget Committees.