Congressman Brady invites student artists to take part in the 2013 National Congressional Art Competition in the expanded First Congressional District

Mar 19, 2013

PHILADELPHIA --- Congressman Robert A. Brady (D., PA) is inviting aspiring young artists attending high schools in the First Congressional District to take part in the 32nd anniversary of the Congressional Art CompetitionThe nationwide art competition, An Artistic Discovery, provides Members of Congress with the opportunity to showcase the talents of creative young  artists in their districts.

Information about how to apply for the competition will be sent to public, parochial, charter and private high schools in the First Congressional District. One winning entry will be selected at each school and they will be judged against the other entries in the District and one 1st place winner will be chosen – this winning piece will be taken to Washington, D.C. to hang in the U.S. Capitol. This year we will also be selecting a second and third place winner as well. In order to ensure the participation of students in the expanded PA-01 District, charter school students, parochial school students and students outside of Philadelphia but within the boundaries of the First Congressional District will be able to participate by uploading their submissions to Facebook. Students should contact Congressman Brady by e-mail at and these submissions will be uploaded periodically to Congressman Brady’s Facebook page. All entries must be submitted by Monday, April 22. Philadelphia public school students will be able to take part in the competition via the School District of Philadelphia’s annual student art exhibition at the school district headquarters.
The winning student artist from the First Congressional District will be invited to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the other winners from across the country in Washington, D.C. The winning artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol Building for a year. Second place winners' pictures will be on public display in Brady's Washington, DC office and third place winners will hang in his District office. “This is a great opportunity for student artists to be recognized and for their talents to be displayed for the thousands of people who visit the House office buildings and the U. S. Capitol,” said Congressman Brady.
The exhibit is a favorite point of interest in the U.S. Capitol. The annual competition and celebration, is one of the most popular events in the U.S. House of Representatives.