Lance Announces Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Leonard Lance

Rep. Leonard Lance

FLEMINGTON — U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance today announced the guidelines for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. The annual competition is open to all high school students who reside in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District.

“The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent opportunity for the talented young artists of New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional district to demonstrate their creative talents and dedication to the Nation,” said Lance (R-NJ-7). “Each year, I am impressed by the artistic abilities that the competition showcases, so I encourage all aspiring young artists to enter this year’s competition.”

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district.

The art contest is free and open to all high school students’ grades 9 through 12 and who reside in the Seventh Congressional District of New Jersey. All artwork must be original in concept, design and execution.

All artwork must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, to one of Lance’s two district offices: 425 North Avenue East, Westfield, New Jersey 07090 or 361 Route 31, Suite 1400, Flemington, New Jersey, 08822.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 27, at a special ceremony held at Merck located at 181 Passaic Avenue in Summit. The overall winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year with other winners from across the country.

For guidelines and entry information students can visit:

Interested students should contact Whitt Hance in Lance’s Flemington office for further details at 1-908-788-6900 or

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