Congressman Rooney Hosts 2018 Congressional Art Competition
Congressman Francis Rooney announced that he will host the 2018 Congressional Art Competition on May 2nd at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs. Winners will be announced immediately following the competition. The overall winner will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year beginning in June. The 2nd and 3rd place artwork will be displayed in Congressman Rooney’s Congressional offices in Lee and Collier County.
Congressman Rooney stated, “Last year, Emma Troyer from Evangelical Christian High School amazed us with her shadowbox artwork, ‘My Florida’ and each day hundreds of visitors to the Capitol pass by her work. The Congressional Art Competition is unique in inspiring and rewarding young artists for their passion and creativity. I cannot wait to see what students come up with this year.”
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in our nation, as well as in our congressional district. The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the District. The over-all winner of our District's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nation-wide. For more information please visit https://francisrooney.house.gov/constituent-services/arts-competition.htm