WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2018 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 one year. There will also 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 Monday, April 30, 2018. A panel of local art experts will review all submitted artwork and select the top ten submissions. The panel will then vote on the winning submission.
Entries should be sent to Congressman Lynch’s Boston, Quincy, or Brockton office 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.
“The arts are tremendously important to the overall education of Massachusetts students, and visual art is a passion for many high school students in the 8th Congressional District,” said Congressman Lynch. “Over the last year, visitors to the U.S. Capitol have had the chance to see ‘My Pursuit,’ a self-portrait in ink, acrylic and sand by last year’s Congressional Art Competition winner, Seoyeon Kim, a junior from CATS Academy Boston located in Braintree. I look forward to seeing this year’s original artwork submissions from students across the 8th Congressional District, and I encourage all to apply.”