Congressman Donald Norcross

Representing the 1st District of New Jersey
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THE ARTISTIC DISCOVERY CONTEST

Congressional Art CompetitionEach spring, the United States House of Representatives sponsor a nation-wide high school arts competition called “The Artistic Discovery Contest.”

This competition is a wonderful way to encourage national artistic talent, and allows us to high light local talent in New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District.

The contest is open to all high school students residing in the 1st District.  The District’s overall winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.  The exhibit in Washington will contain artwork from contest winners across the country.

Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, DC, framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds. Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

• Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that

charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)

• Collages: must be two dimensional

• Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints

• Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.

• Computer-generated art

• Photographs

Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. For more information on copyright laws, we recommend you visit the Scholastic website: http://www.artandwriting.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/A-Guide-to-Copyright-and-Plagiarism.pdf

The deadline for submission is May 3, 2017.  All art work should be dropped off to our Congressional District Office at: 10 Melrose Avenue, Suite 210, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003.  Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 5 PM.  If you have any questions or need to make other arrangements, please give us a call at 856-427-7000.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.  Since its inception, there have been over 650,000 high school students involved with the competition nationwide.

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You can print and sign this form after you click the Generate Application for Review button below. The address information is located on this page and also on the print preview page. All art work should be dropped off to our Congressional District Office at: 10 Melrose Avenue, Suite 210, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM until 5 PM. If you have any questions or need to make other arrangements, please give us a call at 856-427-7000.