Visclosky Invites High School Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Pete Visclosky invites all high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery”.

Each year, Members of the United States House of Representatives sponsor the annual Artistic Discovery Competition to give students the opportunity for expression through artistic talents.

“I encourage our local high school students to participate in the Congressional Art Competition so that we can highlight the local artistic talent of Northwest Indiana,” Congressman Visclosky said.

The winning piece from each congressional district will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year. The winner and one guest also will receive complimentary roundtrip tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend a ceremony unveiling the artwork. Additional travel arrangements will need to be made at the expense of the winner.

All interested artists must first complete the necessary release forms. All artwork submissions must be brought to Congressman Visclosky’s District Office, located at 7895 Broadway, Suite A, Merrillville, Indiana no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015. All pieces will be accepted during the District Office’s normal hours of operation, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To access additional information about the competition, or to access concerning guidelines and student release forms, please visit the following web address:

If applicants have any additional questions regarding the Congressional Arts Competition, please do not hesitate to contact Congressman Visclosky’s District Office at (219) 795-1844.