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Honorable Tim Walz

Representing the 1st District of MINNESOTA

Walz Announces 2014 Congressional Art Competition

Mar 11, 2014
Press Release

Winning works are displayed for one year at U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC [3/11/14] – Today, Representative Tim Walz kicked off the 2014 Congressional Art Competition by inviting high school students from across Minnesota’s First District to submit their artwork for the contest.

“I am excited to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition,” Representative Walz said. “The chance to see winning artwork from talented students all across the country is my favorite part of walking between committee hearings and meetings with constituents in Washington. I can’t wait to see the winning pieces from the talented students in southern Minnesota.”

Beginning in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition serves as an opportunity for members of Congress to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. Winona student Spencer Hodge won last year’s First District competition with his painting, “manguy.”

The first place winner will have their artwork displayed in the Cannon Tunnel, leading to the U.S. Capitol, for an entire year. The art contest is free and open to students in grades 9 through 12 who attend school in the First Congressional District.

Rep. Walz & Owatonna Mayor Tom Kuntz admire the artwork in the Cannon Tunnel while walking to the 2014 State of the Union Address, January 28, 2014

The following types of artwork can be submitted:

    Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor

    Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers


    Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints

    Mixed Media

    Computer Generated Art


For a copy of the guidelines, please click here.

To enter:

To receive a student release form and art guidelines, contact your high school art teacher or Ann Spicer in Rep. Walz’s office at 507-388-2149 or Artwork must be received in either Rep. Walz’s Rochester or Mankato office by April 18, 2014.

The entries will be displayed at the Rochester Art Center from April 23 – May 4 and will be judged by Rochester Area Professional Artists

A Congressional Art Competition reception is held each year at the Visitor’s Center in Washington, D.C. in June. We encourage our winner and a guest to attend this event.

For further information students can visit: and click on the “Art Competition” link under Constituent Services.

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