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Bonamici Announces 2021 High School Art Competition

March 16, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC [03/16/2021] – Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition.

The competition is open to any student in grades 9-12 who lives in or attends school in Oregon’s First Congressional District, which includes Washington, Yamhill, Clatsop, and Columbia Counties and part of Multnomah County. Local artists will select the winning student artist, whose artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building for a year. All students who participate in the competition will be invited to a virtual reception with the Congresswoman where the winner will be announced and all submissions will be shown.

“The Congressional Art Competition is an exciting opportunity for young artists to express themselves and share their creativity and vision through artwork,” said Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici. “The passion and creativity of young Oregonians is always inspiring, and I enjoy every one of the pieces students have submitted in past years. By encouraging the arts, we promote well-rounded education that will benefit young adults moving forward in whatever career they chose.”

Bonamici invited students to participate in the competition in a video, which can be viewed here.

Students interested in submitting artwork can find more information here. The deadline for art submissions is April 30, 2021. Art may be mailed to the Beaverton office at 12725 SW Millikan Way, STE 220, Beaverton, OR 97005.  Staff will be available to receive art outside the front entrance to the building from 8-11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28th, and from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, April 30th.