Rep. Frelinghuysen announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Rep.  Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) has announced that the 2016 Congressional Art Competition is officially 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 astonish me with their artistic talent in this competition,” Frelinghuysen said.  “I eagerly await my art competition reception to review the works.”

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.

The 2015 winner, “The Joy and Innocence of Childhood,” by Camila Rosario of Wayne has been displayed in the Capitol over the past several months. 

The deadline for art submissions is 5:00pm on March 31, 2016 to Congressman Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office: 30 Schuyler Place, Morristown NJ, 07960.  There will be a reception honoring the winners at the Morris Museum on April 11, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. 

Specific guidelines and release forms for students can be found on Frelinghuysen’s website here:  Please contact Congressman Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office at 973-984-0711 should you have any questions.