Art Competition extension

Staff Writer

Rep. Paul Cook (R-Apple Valley) has announced an extension for the Congressional Art Competition for 8th District high school students.
The new deadline for submissions is April 24.
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 then, more than 700,000 high school students have been involved with this nationwide competition.
The contest is open to all high school students in the 8th Congressional District. Students will work through the art teachers at their high school to submit works to the competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol complex for one year.
Submissions that will be accepted include paintings, drawings, collage, prints - including lithographs, silkscreen and block prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography.
For more information, contact Cameron Wessel ( in Congressman Cook’s District Office at (760) 247-1815.