BOSTON, MA – Today, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) announced the opening of “An Artistic Discovery,” the 2016 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 28, 2016.  Entries can be sent to Congressman Lynch’s Boston, Quincy, or Brockton district offices and addressed to the attention of Araba Adjei-Koranteng.  Please contact Congressman Lynch’s office at (617) 428-2000 or refer to his website,, for more information on the competition.

“The 8th Congressional District is home to some wonderfully gifted and talented artists. The annual congressional art competition is an exciting opportunity for high school students with a passion for art to share their creativity and skill,” said Congressman Lynch. “Last year, we had a number of outstanding entries and I am proud to have the artwork of last year’s winner, Isabelle Xu of Westwood, representing our District in the U.S. Capitol. The judges praised her piece, “The Little Match Girl,” as imaginative and well done.  I look forward to viewing this year’s submissions and displaying one of them in Washington, D.C. this summer.”