Submissions open for Congressional Art Contest

WASHINGTON, D. C. – The call has gone out for all high school students across Nebraska’s Third Congressional District – it’s time to submit entries to the annual Congressional Art Competition.

Sponsored by the Congressional Institute, a not-for-profit group helping constituents better understand how Congress operates, the national competition started in 1982 as the Artistic Discovery Competition. Each spring, high school art students across the country submit entries through their representative’s office.

“Each year, my office partners with the Nebraska Art Teachers Association to invite students from across Nebraska’s Third District to submit their artwork as part of the Congressional Art Competition,” Third-District Rep. Adrian Smith said in a press release announcing the call. “I am always impressed with the skill and creativity of Nebraska’s young people and I look forward to seeing this year’s entries.”

Smith works in conjunction with the Nebraska Art Teachers Association to coordinate the competition in western Nebraska. Rules, guidelines and submission forms are available at

First-place entries will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Runners up will be exhibited in Smith’s offices in Washington and around the Third Congressional District.

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