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Washington, DC— Today, U.S. Representative Jim Renacci (OH-16) announced his office would begin taking submissions for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.

“I am pleased to announce my office has begun taking submissions for the 2012 Congressional Art Competition,” said Rep. Renacci. “I encourage all interested high school age students to consider submitting a piece, and I look forwarding to seeing all of the excellent entries we get from the talented artists we have the 16th District. Picking a winner will no doubt be a challenge.”

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the 16th District, and the winning piece will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit will also include artwork from other winners nation-wide. Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. Eligible types of art include:

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

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.

Important Dates:

March 21st and 22nd
Deliver artwork to Congressman Renacci’s Wadsworth office
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1 Park Center Dr. Suite 302
Wadsworth, Ohio 44281

April 4th
Awards ceremony and reception
6:30 p.m.
Congressman Renacci’s Wadsworth office

The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in the 16th District. Since it began in 1982 as an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

For more information, please contact Rep. Renacci’s Wadsworth office at (330) 334-0040 or visit his website at

Rep. Renacci is serving his second term in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is a member of the Financial Services Committee and the Budget Committee. Prior to his election he worked as a Certified Public Accountant in the health care industry, and owned and operated over 60 other businesses in the automotive and sports management fields.


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