Vice Chair Crowley Announces Launch of 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Mar 16, 2016 Issues: Education, In the Community

(Queens, N.Y.) – Today, Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx), Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus, announced the start of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in New York’s 14th Congressional District. The artwork selected as the winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year beginning this summer.

In addition, 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 Congressional Art Competition is a unique opportunity for artistic discovery that also gives our most creative students a platform in which to showcase their talent with people from across the country,” said Rep. Crowley. “Each year, I’m always excited to walk through the halls of the Capitol and find our district represented by such inspiring work. I encourage all young, aspiring artists to apply and I look forward to once again being impressed by the creativity in our district!”

Last year’s top honors went to Shayla Monserrate, a junior at the Collegiate Institute for Math & Science in the Bronx.

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 19, 2016 in order to be considered. Rep. Crowley’s Queens District Office is located at 82-11 37th Avenue, Suite 402, Queens, NY 11372. 

For more information, please visit Rep. Crowley’s website, the official Congressional Art Competition website, or contact Rep. Crowley’s office at (718) 931-1400.

Congressman Crowley is the nine-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 Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives.