By ALEXANDER WILLIS
Congressman Mark Green reached out on Monday to high schoolers within District 7, which encapsulates most of Williamson County, to remind them to submit their art in time to be considered in the 37th annual Congressional Art Competition.
Started in 1982, the Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide event that aims “to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district.”
Winners of the competition will be honored within their district, as well as be flown to Washington D.C. to be honored during a ceremony. Winning pieces of art will also be displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year.
Only two-dimensional artwork will be accepted, meaning no sculptures, jewelry, or any other art piece other than a project that can be framed. Acceptable types of artwork include paintings, collages, photographs and more, with all projects asked not to exceed a size of 26 x 26 inches. For more on the contest’s rules, click here.
A release form must also be filled out to participate in the competition, which can be found by clicking here.
Once a project is completed, along with the release form filled out, participants must deliver their projects to one of Green’s congressional offices, with his Franklin office located at 305 Public Square, Suite 212, Franklin, TN 37064.