The Office of Congressman Rogers has decided to hold the Third Congressional District Art Competition digitally. We believe this will be the best way to protect everyone while continuing as originally planned.
WHO IS RUNNING THE COMPETITION: The Art Contest is being run by the Comer Museum and Art Center, 711 Broadway, North, Sylacauga, Alabama. The phone number is (256) 245-4016.
ABOUT THE COMPETITION: A panel of qualified judges selected by the museum will choose the top five pieces of artwork plus those to be recognized with honorable mentions. The final selection process for the winner will be made online. The winner of the Third District Congressional Art Contest will also receive a round-trip airline ticket from Birmingham to Washington for himself/herself and one accompanying adult donated by Southwest Airlines to attend the opening ceremony in July. Also, the Savannah College of Art and Design and the Tennessee Wesleyan College will offer a scholarship of $3,000 to each Congressional Art Competition winner who enrolls there. In addition, the winner will receive a three-day and two-night hotel accommodation in Washington and prize money, both donated by the Comer Museum. The top winner will receive a check for $1,000; with the other 4 winners sharing an additional $1,000 in prize money.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The competition is open to public and private high schools in the Third Congressional District. Home school students are also welcomed to enter. Artwork does not have to be framed for the competition. Arrangements will be made for the winning artwork to be framed before it is sent to Washington. PLEASE PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE DIMENSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ARTWORK.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE: To participate in the art competition, a completed copy of the front page of the Student Information & Clear, high-quality photographs of the student’s artwork will be accepted in place of submitting the physical pieces of art. These pictures MUST be in an email WITH the student’s release form and the subject being the student’s name. ALL of these emails must be sent to Rachel.Wallace@mail.house.gov by Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 4:00PM. One more request is that each student entering his/her artwork individually or the art teacher for his/her students provide a legible listing of the name of participant, the address, the name of the school, the title of the artwork, and the medium to Rachel.Wallace@mail.house.gov.
2020 Art Competition Documents