Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 26th
SPRINGFIELD, IL — Today, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski announced the start of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in Illinois 13th Congressional District. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year, alongside artwork from congressional districts across the country.
“Every year, students from across the country submit entries for the Congressional Art Competition, and I’m excited to launch my very first contest for students in Illinois 13th Congressional District,” said Congresswoman Budzinski.“I look forward to seeing the talent and creativity of students in Central and Southern Illinois and bringing the winning piece with me to Washington to display in the U.S. Capitol.”
The Congressional Art Competition, first held in 1982, is a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. One winning piece of artwork from each House district will be selected to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for the next year.
Any high school student from Illinois’ 13th Congressional District is eligible to submit their original artwork for consideration. To enter, students must submit a digital form through Congresswoman Budzinski’s website, and drop off their artwork at any of her Illinois offices – located in Belleville, Champaign, Decatur and Springfield. Submissions are due by Wednesday, April 26th.
The addresses of Congresswoman Budzinski’s Illinois offices can be found below:
1 South Church Street
Belleville, IL 62260
44 East Main Street
Champaign, IL 61820
1210 South Jasper Street
Decatur, IL 62521
133 South 4th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Once all entries have been submitted, Congresswoman Budzinski will assemble a local judging panel to assess the artwork and select a winner.