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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

Representing the 11th District of California

Congressman DeSaulnier Announces 2018 Congressional Art Competition

March 1, 2018
Press Release

Walnut Creek, CA – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that he is hosting the 2018 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 11th Congressional District. High school artists living in Contra Costa County may begin submitting original artwork to his office from now until Monday, April 30, 2018. 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.

“Young people in this country are bringing about change by sharing their opinions and emotions. Art has always been an outlet for expression, and we look forward to being inspired and moved by the creativity of our high school students in Contra Costa. I encourage students to participate in the competition and share their artistic talent with our community,” said Congressman Mark DeSaulnier.

This event is open to all high school students in California’s 11th Congressional District, and the winning piece will be displayed, along with one from each district nationwide, in the U.S. Capitol. Additionally, the winner will have the opportunity to visit Washington DC to attend a national reception honoring winners from around the country. Submissions may be up to 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep, and must arrive at one of Congressman DeSaulnier’s district offices, in Walnut Creek or Richmond, no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2018.

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