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Chairman Crowley Announces Launch of 2017 Congressional Art Competition for Students in Queens and the Bronx
(Queens, N.Y.) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Chairman of the Democratic Caucus, announced the start of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in New York’s 14th Congressional District. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year beginning this summer.
“The annual Congressional Art Competition is a wonderful tradition,” said Rep. Crowley. “It affords young, emerging artists an opportunity to share their creativity with the thousands of people who visit our nation’s capital on a daily basis. I enjoy taking a moment each year to walk through the exhibit and I’m always inspired by the way the youth in our country are expressing themselves. I look forward to seeing what the talented students from Queens and the Bronx have in store for us this year!”
The winner of the competition will be invited to attend an annual reception in Washington, D.C., as well as the opening of the exhibit which will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide.
The 2016 first place finish went to Janice Lin, a senior at the High School for Arts and Business in Corona, for her acrylic painting “No Memories Left Behind”.
The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school art competition that provides an opportunity for Members of Congress to promote and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Over 650,000 high school students nationwide have participated in the competition since 1982.
Entries for the competition are now being accepted and must be received by Rep. Crowley’s Queens District Office by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in order to be considered. Rep. Crowley’s Queens District Office is located at 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402, Queens, NY 11372.
Congressman Crowley is the ten-term representative from the 14th Congressional District of New York, which includes sections of Queens and the Bronx. He is a member of the powerful Ways and Means Committee and serves as Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives.