Butterfield Announces 2017 High School Art Competition

Mar 31, 2017
Press Release

Contest Open to All High School Students Residing in the First District

WASHINGTON, DC Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) is hosting his annual First Congressional District High School Art Competition.  High school students who reside in the First District are eligible to compete for the grand prize which includes a trip to Washington, DC, a scholarship offer, and the honor of having their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

The contest is free and open to all high school students in grades 9 through 12 who live in the First District.  Students can submit one piece of original art, which can be any of the following: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photography.  Complete submission guidelines can be found at https://butterfield.house.gov/services/congressional-art-competition.

“Each year, I am amazed by the talent and creativity of our young North Carolinians,” said Butterfield, who has hosted the art competition annually since he took office.  “This year’s art competition will showcase the impressive work of creative student artists from across the First Congressional District.”

Participating students must submit entries no later than Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5 p.m.  Artwork will be accepted online or by mail to Congressman Butterfield’s Durham office at 411 W. Chapel Hill Street, Suite 905, Durham, NC  27701.  Students and teachers can direct questions to Congressman Butterfield’s Durham office at (919) 908-0164.

Read about the 2016 Congressional Art Competition winner, Rene’ Chavez Lopez of Hillside High School, here.