Cicilline Accepting Congressional Art Competition Submissions

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

PAWTUCKET – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (D-RI) office is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.

“I encourage all of our state’s young artists to participate in the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for Rhode Island’s First Congressional District by submitting a great example of their work to my office,” said Cicilline, a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus. “This competition offers a unique opportunity for artists to gain national exposure and demonstrate our state’s commitment to the arts. I always look forward to seeing the incredible diversity of pieces that are submitted, and I hope 2018 will be the best year yet.”

Cicilline’s Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who reside in the First District.  Students or teachers interested in participating should register with my office by contacting Jakub Lis by email at or by phone at 401-729-5600. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 27th.

Cicilline will convene a panel to award first, second, and third place awards, and the overall winner of the competition will have their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. He or she will also receive two complimentary airline tickets to travel to Washington, D.C. to join an exhibition highlighting the work of young artists who have been selected nationwide.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

Additional information is available on Cicilline’s website here.



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