BOSTON, MA – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2015 Annual Congressional Art Competition.  This competition is open to all high school students who reside in the 8th Congressional District.  The winner will have his or her work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a full year.  Additionally, there will be a reception in Washington, D.C., for all art competition winners and their families to celebrate the opening of the exhibit.

The Annual Congressional Art Competition is now open for submissions and all entries must be received by Thursday, April 23, 2015.  Entries can be sent to Congressman Lynch’s Boston, Quincy, or Brockton District Offices and put to the attention of Araba Adjei-Koranteng.  Please feel free to contact Congressman Lynch’s office at (617) 428-2000 or refer to his website,, for more information on the competition.

“I know from past art competitions that we have some wonderfully gifted and talented artists among the high school students in our Congressional District.  I hope that every high school student with a passion for art takes part in this exciting competition,” said Congressman Lynch.  “Last year, we had dozens of outstanding entries, and I am so proud to have the artwork of last year’s winner, Isabelle Xu of Westwood, representing our District in Washington.  The judges praised her piece for its well-done, imaginative composition and excellent draftsmanship.  I look forward to viewing all of this year’s submissions and displaying one of them in the U.S. Capitol this summer.”