WASHINGTON, DC –  Before the days of virtual learning, it's likely that many parents had no idea their children were afforded this opportunity. High school students may vy for the chance to have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol.

In Barnegat and Waretown, Congressman Andy Kim is the local representative and will be taking virtual submissions for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Kim also represents other communities withn both Ocean and Burlington counties and also be accepting their artwork as well. The third congressional district's office will be taking submissions until May 29th and will be announcing a winner shortly thereafter.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great tradition, and a reminder of the incredible young artists right in our own communities,” said Congressman Kim. “These are tough times for all New Jerseyans; but hope shines through in the creativity and talent we’ll see through the art submitted. I encourage all eligible students to get involved and submit an entry.” 

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The Congressional Art Competition is held each spring and is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The competition is open to all high school students and the winning artwork is displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on the House of Representatives’ Congressional Art Competition page.

According to the rules and regulations, the artwork must be two-dimensional and must meet certain criteria. There are a number of accepted mediums, including paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photographs.  

Residents of Barnegat and Waretown are more than welcome to share their submittal once it's on their way to Washington, DC.  Whether it makes it to the walls of Congress or not, TAPintoBarnegat/Waretown would love to showcase the artistic talents of local students!

Information on the Virtual Art Competition, including how to apply, can be found below:

Virtual Submission Form: https://forms.gle/zHeLYQeAtYmi8qy1A

2020 Guidelines and Rules: https://www.house.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/documents/2020-Rules-for-Students-and-Teachers.pdf