WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2017 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 United States 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 Friday, April 28, 2017. Entries can be sent to Congressman Lynch’s Boston, Quincy, or Brockton offices and put to the attention of Araba Adjei-Koranteng. For more information on the competition, please contact the office at (617) 428-2000 or visit the website: https://lynch.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition.

“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 14 outstanding entries, and I am so proud to have the artwork of last year’s winner, Jailton Teixeira of Brockton, representing our District in Washington, D.C. The judges praised his piece, ‘Future,’ for its wonderful draftsmanship with great attention to detail and a strong narrative. I look forward to viewing all of this year’s submissions and displaying one of them in the U.S. Capitol this summer.”