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Thompson announces 2022 Congressional Art Competition

BELLEFONTE — The 2022 Congressional Art Competition in Pennsylvania’s 15th Congressional District is now accepting entries.
“The Congressional Art Competition is a great way to foster creativity and encourage young artists in our communities,” Rep. Glenn Thompson said. “I am looking forward to seeing all the entries and welcoming the winning student to Washington, D.C.”
Winners will have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a full year and are invited to a ceremony in Washington.
All participating students from the 15th Congressional District, which includes McKean, Cameron and Elk counties, will have their artwork displayed in the Winkler Gallery of Fine Art in Dubois. Students, friends and families are invited to a reception to celebrate their work and meet the congressman and local artists at 2 p.m. May 7.
The winning artwork will be selected by an independent panel of judges established by the Winkler Gallery.
The deadline for submissions is April 29.
All pieces entered for consideration must meet the following criteria:
• Work must be two-dimensional.
• No larger than 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by 4 inches thick.
• Can’t weigh more than 15 pounds.
• Be original in design, concept and execution.
• May not violate any U.S. copyright laws.
For complete contest rules visit: