Congressman Cloud is inviting high school students from Texas’ 27th Congressional District to participate in the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. This annual competition highlights and encourages talented students from across the county, and Congressman Cloud’s office is now accepting submissions.

One vote per person permitted.

Students grade 9-12 are welcome to submit various styles and types of art, ranging from paintings to photography to collages to mixed media. The artwork must be original, two-dimensional, 15 lbs. maximum weight, and no larger than 26” x 26” x 4” (including the frame).

Accepted mediums are as follows:

  • Paintings – including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings – including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints – including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

The first-place winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year. The second-place winner will have his or her artwork displayed in Congressman Cloud’s Washington, D.C. office. Two people’s choice award winners will have their artwork displayed in Congressman Cloud’s Victoria and Corpus Christi office. A panel of local community members will make up the judging board.

The Congressional Institute, which organizes the competition, may hold an event in Washington D.C. later this year to honor first place winners. If so, the winning student from the 27th District will receive two round-trip airline tickets to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend the event.

The winning artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for the entire year of the exhibition and cannot be returned to students earlier. Students should, therefore, submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.

Submissions may be brought to Congressman Cloud’s offices in Corpus Christi and Victoria. The deadline for submission is Monday, April 26, 2021, at 5pm CST. If you have additional questions or need assistance submitting artwork, please call Congressman Cloud’s Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-7742.

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