WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) has announced submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition are being accepted until March 1, 2018. All artwork will be displayed at Owens Community College in Perrysburg Township. High school age students that live or attend school in Ohio’s 5th Congressional District are encouraged to submit their best effort.
“The students of Ohio’s Fifth District always impress me with their creativity and talent in the Congressional Art Competition,” said Latta. “We always have a significant number of submissions — more than 60 last year — and the quality is so high that the judges always have a tough time making a decision on the winning piece. I look forward to seeing what the students come up with this year.”
The winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for one year, and three honorable mention pieces will be displayed in the Ohio district offices. Submissions can be dropped off at any three of Congressman Latta’s district offices:
Bowling Green – 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 6, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402
Defiance – 101 Clinton Street, Suite 1200, Defiance, Ohio 43512
Findlay – 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 302, Findlay, Ohio 45840
Each student is allowed one entry. Eligible artwork includes the following:
Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
Collage: must be two dimensional
Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.
Computer Generated Art
District Staff is also available to pick up artwork from students. To obtain an entry form, further information, or to arrange a pick-up time, contact the Findlay office at (419) 422-7791.