Butler County high school students may enter a congressional arts competition which could put their work on display in the capitol.
Any ninth through twelfth grade student attending a public or private high school in the eighth congressional district is eligible to participate in An Artistic Discovery, the 2014 congressional art competition.
“The congressional art competition gives high school students from our local area an opportunity to share their work with the whole country,” said U.S. Rep. John Boehner. “Each year I am always impressed to see so many talented young artists in the 8th District and I’m looking forward to this year’s competition.”
Students may submit up to three pieces of art including paintings, drawings, two-dimensional collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photographs. Judging will be done in two categories: photography and other media.
First, second, third and honorable mention awards will be given in each category. A grand prize winning piece will be chosen from the first place winner in each category.
Each piece can be no larger than 28”x28”x4 inches, including the frame, and weigh no more than 15 pounds.
Art should be delivered to Boehner’s West Chester Township office, 7969 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, Suite B, by 5 p.m., March 26.
All entries will go on display March 29 to April 14 at the Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Road. There will be an awards ceremony at the museum from 4-6 p.m., April 5.
The grand prize winner from the eighth district – which includes all of Butler, Clark, Darke, Miami and Preble counties and the southernmost part of Mercer County – will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
The first prize winning artwork will hang in the Office of the Speaker of the House for a year.
Information: 513-779-5400; or 800-582-1001 www.johnboehner.house.gov