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Foster Announces the 11th District Congressional Art Competition

Feb 27, 2015
Press Release
Annual Contest Honors Talents of Local Student-Artists

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Bill Foster announced the 11th District’s Congressional Art Competition, a contest for high school students who would like to show off their artistic skills.

“Every year, I am so impressed by the talent of the young artists in our district,” Foster said. “I look forward to seeing the artwork on display in my offices and in the tunnel of the Capitol building every time I go to vote.” 

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 April 15, 2015**

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 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