Washington, DC – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer’s (MD-5) office is now accepting submissions for the 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to high school students who reside in Maryland’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes Calvert, Charles and St. Mary’s Counties, and parts of Prince George’s and Anne Arundel Counties. The students are offered an opportunity to highlight their talent and the winner will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for an entire year. This year’s submission deadline is Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

“Each year, I am proud to invite young artists from the Fifth District to participate in the Congressional Art Competition,” stated Congressman Hoyer. “This competition allows students throughout our district to express and share their creative ideas. I look forward to seeing the artwork of our talented students and wish them all the best of luck in the competition.”

Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. The artwork will be judged by a panel of art teachers and professional artists who will select one winner’s piece to be put on display in the tunnel connecting the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol.

The winner will also be invited to attend a reception in Washington, DC. The other art pieces will be displayed in Congressman Hoyer’s Waldorf District Office and rotated in his DC Office for a one month period over the course of the following year.

Click here to download a copy of the student information and release form and here to view a complete list of rules and guidelines. All artwork must be delivered to one of Congressman Hoyer’s district offices (Waldorf or Greenbelt) by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. Congressman Hoyer’s Waldorf office is located at 401 Post Office Road, Suite 202. The Greenbelt office is at the U.S. District Courthouse, located at 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Suite 310.

For additional information, contact Stefanie Carey Barone in Congressman Hoyer’s Waldorf District Office at 301-843-1577 or by email at Stefanie.Carey@mail.house.gov.