The overall winning artwork will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol along with other contest winners from all the other Congressional districts nation-wide. The winner not only receives the honor of having their art hang in the Capitol exhibition, but will also receive two tickets (for the student and one guardian) from Southwest Airlines to fly to Washington, D.C. and take part in viewing their art in the exhibition. There will also be a reception in the U.S. Capitol held in honor of the Congressional Art Competition Winners. There are two different scholarship opportunities for the winners of this art competition, one scholarship is for Savannah College of Art and Design, and the other for Tennessee Wesleyan College. The winners of the competition that enroll in one of these schools will receive a scholarship of $3,000.
“I am pleased to announce that this year’s Congressional Art Competition is open and this year’s theme is ‘Food Grows Where Water Flows’. This year’s theme allows our young artists to highlight the unparalleled beauty of the North State, and I look forward to seeing all of the students’ art pieces. The Congressional Art Competition is a nice opportunity for talented young adults to compete to showcase their abilities to the entire country. I am always happy to see California’s First District’s winning piece in the halls of the Capitol,” said Congressman LaMalfa.
Congressman Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California’s First Congressional District, including Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba Counties.