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Rep. Maffei Announces Congressional Art Competition

SYRACUSE, NY – U.S. Representative Dan Maffei (D-Syracuse) today encouraged high school students across the 24th District to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. The winner selected from the 24th Congressional District will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The artist will also be invited to attend a ceremony in Washington, DC honoring Congressional Art Competition winners from districts across the country.

“Central New York is home to many creative young artists, and I encourage students to showcase their artistic talents by entering this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” said Rep. Maffei. “The pieces submitted last year were impressive, and I look forward to seeing the artwork students from across the 24th District create this year.”

The 2014 Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 24th Congressional District. Rep. Maffei’s office has contacted schools throughout the District to encourage students to participate.

The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014. Artwork may be dropped off at any of Rep. Maffei’s three district office locations:

Syracuse Office: 100 North Salina Street, 1 Clinton Square, Syracuse, NY 13202

Auburn Office: 30 Dill Street, Auburn, NY 13021

Oswego Office: 13 West Oneida Street, 2nd floor, Oswego, NY 13126

The Congressional Art Competition was established in 1982 to give members of Congress the opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent amongst their constituents. For more information about eligibility and requirements, please see the 2014 Art Submission Checklist on Rep. Maffei’s website.

2014 Art Submission Checklist

When preparing for the Congressional Art Competition, please complete the following checklist.

This will ensure that the Congressional Art Competition staff will accept the artwork.
Please consult the official rules and regulations for more information.

Individual Members of Congress may institute other requirements in addition to these.

Requirements for the Students, Parents/Guardians, and Teachers:

  • The artwork is no larger than 28” x 28” x 4” when framed. (Note: The winning artwork must be framed. Each Member of Congress may specify whether all entries should be framed.)
  •  The artwork meets suitability and originality guidelines.
  • The Student Information and Release Form is attached to the back of the artwork.
  • The student, a parent/guardian, and a teacher have signed the release form.

Requirements for the Winning Student and Parents/Guardians

  • The artwork framed.
  • All labels, ribbons, etc., have been removed before framing.
  • The artwork is no larger than 28” x 28” x 4” and does not weigh more than 15 pounds, when framed.
  • Two sturdy eye hooks or the equivalent are attached at the top right and left sides of the back of the frame.
  • On the back of the work or frame, arrows indicate which direction is “up


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