The winning works of art will be chosen by a panel of local judges and through online voting.
“Last year’s entries demonstrated the creativity and originality of our young artists. I encourage all high school students to submit their favorite work, and I look forward to hanging the winning piece for all to appreciate in the Capitol building.”
Artists can encourage friends, family members and neighbors to vote online at Rothfus.house.gov and Facebook between April 9 and May. Online voting will count for 25 percent of the final score.
Winning art works will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel leading to the Capitol for 11 months. The winner and a guest will be invited to a reception at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C. In addition, there is the opportunity for a $3,000 Savannah College of Art and Design Scholarship.
Complete rules are available at Rothfus.house.gov/congressional-art-competition. Artwork must comply with the guidelines in order to be considered. Entries will be accepted at Rothfus's offices in Beaver, Johnstown and Ross Township through Friday, April 4.
If you are interested in serving on the panel, would like to set up an appointment or have any questions, contact Shannon Smith at (724) 359-1626 or Shannon.Smith@mail.house.gov.
Click here to view the winners of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition from the Twelfth District. You can also view all entries on Facebook.