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Congressman Dan Donovan

Representing the 11th District of New York


Donovan Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition

March 23, 2016
Press Release
Nationwide contest open to all high school students; winning artwork to be displayed in U.S. Capitol

Staten Island, NY—March 23, 2016....Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) today announced the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Open to high school students around the country, the competition is an opportunity for Staten Island and South Brooklyn students to showcase their artistic talents. One winning submission from each Congressional district will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Participants may submit original paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, computer-generated art, or a combination thereof.

Congressman Donovan exclaimed, “I’m excited to be blown away by what Staten Island and South Brooklyn students create. A word of warning, though: I’ll be walking past the winning artwork every day on my way through the Capitol, and I don’t want another reminder of how much hair I’m losing – so no pictures of me!”

Students interested in participating in the competition must register online by April 5 at Submissions are due by the evening of May 5, when Congressman Donovan will host an art show with participants and their families at a local venue. The competition judges will review submissions at the art show and determine a winner by the end of the evening.    

Interested students may contact Congressman Donovan’s office at (718) 351-1062 with questions.