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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

April 4, 2017
Press Release

Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced he is hosting the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, and students may begin submitting artwork. High school students living in California’s 11th Congressional District are encouraged to submit original artwork through Wednesday, May 3, 2017. The winning piece will be selected by a panel of local judges and announced at an event in Contra Costa County following the submission deadline.

“Each year I am amazed by the talent and creativity of the young artists in our community. I am excited to see the 2017 submissions, and look forward to showcasing a piece from our District in the U.S. Capitol,” said Congressman DeSaulnier.

This event is open to all high school artists across the nation, with a winning piece chosen from each Congressional District nationwide. The winning artwork from each district is displayed in the U.S. Capitol and the winner will visit Washington DC to attend a national reception honoring winners from around the country. Submissions may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches and must arrive at one of Congressman DeSaulnier’s district offices, in Walnut Creek or Richmond, no later than 5:00 p.m. on May 3, 2017.

Complete contest guidelines and submission forms are available on Congressman DeSaulnier’s website at: