Congressman Frelinghuysen announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY – U.S. Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) has announced that the 2018 Congressional Art Competition is open to entrants. He invites all high school age students from New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District, which includes 54 municipalities in Morris, Essex, Passaic and Sussex counties, to participate. 

“Each year, the students from my Congressional District display exceptional artistic talent and vision through our Congressional Art Competition,” Frelinghuysen said.  “I am excited to review the submissions this year.”

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their Representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

The New Jersey C.D. 11 winning entry from last year, “Don’t Look.” by Barbara Benda of Nutley High School, has been displayed in the Capitol over the past year. 

Each school may submit up to four entries from students residing in the district. The deadline for art submissions is 5:00pm on Friday April 13 to Congressman Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office: 30 Schuyler Place, Morristown NJ, 07960.

Specific rules and information can be found here.

Please contact Congressman Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office at 973-984-0711 should you have any questions.