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Final Call For Entries In 11th District Congressional Art Competition

Apr 18, 2014
Press Release
Last Day For Entries Is Friday, April 25th

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster encouraged students to submit entries to the Congressional Art Competition before the April 25th deadline.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity to showcase the talents and imagination of students in our district,” said Foster.  “I encourage all 11th District students to submit an entry before the April 25th deadline and I am eager to see what they create.”

About The Congressional Art Competition

Interested students should submit one original piece of two-dimensional work, which should be no bigger than 28” x 28” x 4” when framed.  Entries can be dropped off at Congressman Foster’s offices in Aurora or Joliet.  Office locations and contact information can be found here.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 25th, 2014. The artwork will be displayed in a temporary gallery space ending with a reception where the winner and three runners-up will be announced.  The reception will be held at 11:00 AM on May 3 at the David L Pierce Art & History Center, 20 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL.

The U.S. House of Representatives has been spotlighting the nation’s best student artists with an annual art competition since 1982.  The winner will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. for the unveiling of their work, which will hang in the Capitol complex for the next year.  Three runners-up will be chosen and their artwork will be featured in Congressman Foster’s offices.

The Competition is open only to high school students who reside in the Illinois 11th Congressional District or who are eligible to attend public high school in that district.  Students can find out what congressional district they are in at    

More information is available at