Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the United States House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our Congressional District.
Congressional Art Competition District 3 Guidelines
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 3rd Congressional District.
All artwork must be received by Congressman Suozzi's District Office by Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (no later than 4:00pm) at 478A Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743.
Please note that our office will only be accepting 3 entries per high school.
Students should download and review the 2020 competition and rules.
Students must complete the 2020 Student Release Form, and tape it to the back of their artwork before submission. When clicking the link for the release form you can download the PDF to your computer. You should complete the PDF on your computer and then print and sign the completed form.
All artwork must be framed with proper wiring, ready for hanging. Unframed and/or unwired artwork will not be accepted for the competition.
Additionally, all artwork, except oil or acrylic paintings on canvas, must be protected by Plexiglas.
Winners will be chosen by a panel of judges and announced at a reception with Congressman Suozzi on Monday, April 6, at 6:15 pm at the Manhasset Public Library, 30 Onderdonk Avenue, Manhasset, NY 11030. All are welcome; students, families, and teachers.
Students must be present at the reception to claim their prizes.
Student artwork must be taken home immediately after the reception.
The winning student will have his/her artwork displayed for one year inside the U.S. Capitol. The top three runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Congressman Suozzi's Washington DC, Huntington, and Queens office locations. .
For more information or questions, please call or email Betsy Davidson or Caroline Cosgrove at (631) 923-4100 or Betsy.Davidson@mail.house.gov or Caroline.Cosgrove@mail.house.gov