HARRISBURG — Today, U.S. Representative Scott Perry (PA-10) invited high school students in Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District to participate in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.
Initiated in 1982, the nationwide high school visual arts competition is an opportunity to encourage and recognize artistic talent across the Country, and compete for a potential scholarship.
“I’m honored once again to sponsor our District’s art competition that showcases the artistic creativity of our area’s high school students,” said Congressman Perry. “Each year, I’m amazed by the quality of the submissions and the depth of talent coming from the exceptional young artists in our community. I’m looking forward to seeing their work, and hanging new artwork in our Capitol.”
Since the competition began, more than 650,000 high school students have participated. The winning artwork from the 10thCongressional District will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. In addition, the winner and a guest will be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C., where they will be escorted on a tour of the Capitol.
Judging is performed by members of the local art community. Submissions are due by April 23 and will be accepted in Congressman Perry’s Cumberland, Dauphin, and York district offices. While the official 2021 Congressional Art Competition rules require that each piece of artwork be framed, the 10thCongressional District’s competition requires it only for the winning entry.
Further information about the program, including guidelines and student release forms, is found on Congressman Perry’s website, or by calling the York District Office at 717-893-7868.