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Congresswoman Betty McCollum

Representing the 4th District of Minnesota

Art Competition

Each spring, the U. S. House of Representatives sponsors a nationwide arts competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the United States and in Minnesota's Fourth Congressional District.

The contest is open to all high school students either attending school in or residing in the Fourth Congressional District (Ramsey County and Washington County). Due to a significant delay by Congressional Art Competition organizers in Washington, D.C. in announcing the 2017 contest, entries this year must be submitted digitally no later than 4:30 PM on Friday, April 21, 2017. Digital images should be submitted as a JPEG clearly showing the entire work of art. Students are also encouraged to submit a written paragraph discussing their work. Entries must be e-mailed to Only one submission per student is allowed. (Complete guidelines and submission forms may be downloaded below.)

The winning entry from the Fourth District will be displayed as part of a national exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will also receive two free airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the exhibits opening in June. Runners-up will be displayed in my congressional offices in Saint Paul and in Washington, D.C. Because the of the shortened competition schedule, I will be announcing the winners of the competition on Friday, May 5, 2017 via e-mail and social media. 

Complete guidelines and the competition submission form are available for download below. Please contact my St. Paul office at 651-224-9191 with any questions.

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Competition Guidelines for Students & Teachers

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Submission Instructions

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Student Release Form