Congressman Pete Visclosky

Representing the 1st District of Indiana

Visclosky Announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Mar 7, 2016
Press Release

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the details of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District.

Each year, the Congressional Institute and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor the Congressional Art Competition as an opportunity to promote the artistic talent in each Congressional District.

The theme for the competition this year is Indiana’s Bicentennial and the contest is featured statewide as a Bicentennial Legacy Project.

“The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and embrace the talent of young artists in Northwest Indiana.  I encourage high school students to participate and I look forward to seeing the artwork that celebrates Indiana’s Bicentennial and showcases the cultural and artistic heritage of our Region,” Congressman Visclosky said.

The grand prize winner will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for one year, and will receive two (2) complimentary round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines to attend a ceremony unveiling the artwork in Washington, D.C.  Please note that all additional travel arrangements and expenses will be the responsibility of the winner.

All artwork submissions and application forms must be brought to Congressman Visclosky’s Merrillville office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2016.  Artwork will be accepted during the Merrillville office’s normal hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Complete information about the Congressional Art Competition, including guidelines and application forms, is available on Congressman Visclosky’s website at:

If applicants have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Merrillville office at 219-795-1844.