WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA) announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. This competition is open for submissions from all high school students who reside in the 8th Congressional District and all entries must be received by Tuesday, April 30th, 2019.  A panel of local art experts will review all submitted artwork, select the top ten submissions and then vote on the winning submission.  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.  

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.

“Many high school students in the 8th Congressional District are passionate about art, and the annual congressional art competition is an exciting opportunity for those students to share their creativity and skill,” said Congressman Lynch.  “Over the last year, visitors to the U.S. Capitol have had the chance to see “American Dream” by last year’s Congressional Art Competition winner, Mya Tomlinson, a student from Norwood High School.  Her piece, which includes vivid drawings of important African-American leaders in our nation’s history, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, and President Barack Obama, was created with color pencils and markers to illustrate her patriotism and highlight the importance of civil rights.  I look forward to seeing this year’s original artwork submissions from students across the 8th Congressional District and I encourage everyone interested to apply.”