03/22/12 This week, Congressman Joe Donnelly encouraged high school students to participate in the U.S. House of Representatives’ annual art competition, the Artistic Discovery Contest.  The winner of the competition from Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District will have his or her piece displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel leading to the U.S. Capitol Building and will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend an awards ceremony.

“I’m proud to host this event each year to recognize the artistic talent of high school students across Indiana’s Second Congressional District,” said Donnelly. “It’s also a wonderful opportunity for high school students to build their portfolios for higher education in the field. I hope that many high school students will participate.”
Students currently enrolled in a high school or an educational equivalent within the 2nd Congressional District of Indiana may enter the competition.  Art work must be two dimensional, but can be in most mediums.

Interested students should ask their art teachers for entry forms.  More information is also available on Congressman Donnelly’s website, including the eligibility guidelines and submission form guidelines.

The deadline to submit artwork to Congressman Donnelly’s South Bend Office, located at 207 West Colfax Avenue, is April 9th, 2012. The deadline to submit artwork to Congressman Donnelly’s Logansport Office, located at 300 East Broadway, Suite #102, is April 5th, 2012.  Area art professionals will select the winning entry. The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on April 28, 2012.

Last year, Ciara Scott, who attended Penn High School in Mishawaka, won first place for her entry, La Aflición de la Madre Cariñosa (The Affliction of the Caring Mother).


 Click here to download a flyer about the competition.