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February 24, 2020
Press Release
The annual competition is open to all high school students living New York's Third Congressional District

Today, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D – Long Island, Queens) announced the 2020 Congressional Art Competition, a nation-wide high school art competition. The competition is open to all high school students living in New York's Third Congressional District. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The top three runners-up will have their submissions displayed in Congressman Suozzi’s Washington, D.C., Huntington, and Queens offices. The theme for this year’s competition is: People and Places: What Makes New York’s 3rd Congressional District Special? This is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the natural landscapes, seascapes, history, and beauty of the Third Congressional District.


Last year’s winner was Aqsa Ansari of Hicksville High School whose portrait of her father, "Past, Present, Future," was displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, along with winners from congressional districts across the country. The runners-up were Ariel Yeh, from Hicksville High School, Reyha Mete from Walt Whitman High School, and Isabelle Lin from Manhasset High School.


All entries must be submitted to Congressman Suozzi’s Huntington office no later than 4:00 pm on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced at a reception with Congressman Suozzi on Monday, April 6, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset, NY.


Specific rules, guidelines, and the 2020 Student Release Form for the competition can be found here.


Congressman Suozzi, a strong supporter of the arts, serves as the Chairman of the Morgan Park Summer Music Festival, and included artwork as part of the historic renovations of the Glen Cove City Hall and the Nassau County Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative buildings. In addition, he commissioned a painting by American artist, Mort Künstler, known for his illustrative paintings of historical events, depicting George Washington’s 1776 Crossing of the Delaware River. The painting is on display at Mount Vernon.