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Guthrie Announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Washington, March 24, 2021 | S.K. Bowen (202-225-3501)
Tags: Education

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Brett Guthrie (KY-02) today announced applications are open for the annual Second District Congressional Art Competition.

“The Second District Congressional Art Competition is officially underway, and I encourage high school students to show off their talent in this fun competition,” said Guthrie. “Each spring, I enjoy holding this district-wide event to see the extraordinary artwork students create. This competition is judged by an independent panel, and there’s also a 'Facebook Favorite' competition judged by the public. I’m proud to feature several of the winning artworks in my district office and display the overall winner’s artwork in the U.S. Capitol among other art competition winners from across the country.”

The Congressional Art Competition is an art contest for high school students across the country and sponsored by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in their respective congressional districts.

High school students in the Second District are welcome to turn in artwork for this competition. Please submit the artwork digitally in .jpg or .pdf with the application in an email to by April 26, 2021. Please put “2021 Art Competition” in the subject line of the email.

Art professors from colleges and universities in Kentucky’s Second District make up the independent panel that determines first place overall as well as other winners and honorable mentions. The first-place overall winner’s artwork will be placed in the U.S. Capitol for the remainder of the year, and the artwork from the second and third place overall winners will be displayed in Congressman Guthrie’s district office.

The Second District Congressional Art Competition also features a “Facebook Favorite” competition. Members of the public can vote for their favorite artwork from all the competition’s participants on Congressman Guthrie’s official Facebook page from April 28-30, 2021. The winner’s artwork will also be displayed in Congressman Guthrie’s district office.

Congressional Art Competition winners will be announced on Congressman Guthrie’s official website on May 7, 2021.

The 2021 Art Competition flyer as well as the rules and guidelines and can found by clicking HERE and HERE, respectively. If school faculty or students have questions, please call Congressman Guthrie’s Bowling Green District Office at 270-842-9896.