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VA-02 Congressional Art Competition Submissions Due Friday

April 18, 2017
Press Release
Contact: Scott Weldon (202) 225-4215

WASHINGTON D.C.- April 18, 2017— The Congressional Art Competition (CAC) began in 1982 and is a wonderful opportunity for high school students from across the United States to submit their original artwork for a chance to have it showcased in the US Capitol.  Since it started, over 650,000 high school students have participated.

Winning entries will be selected by a panel of local artists from our district. First place will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol Building. Second place will be displayed in Congressman Taylor’s Washington, D.C office and third place in his Virginia Beach District Office.

The deadline to submit artwork for this year’s competition is this Friday, April 21, 2017. Congressman Taylor’s Virginia Beach office will be accepting student artwork during the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, April 19, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, April 21, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For students located in Virginia Beach or Norfolk, entries should be hand-delivered to Congressman Taylor’s office located at One Columbus Center, Suite 900, Virginia Beach, VA 23462.

For students on the Eastern Shore, Hampton, Poquoson, Yorktown, and Williamsburg, Congressman Taylor’s district staff will assist with picking up the artwork. 

If you are not certain whether your student lives in Virginia’s Second Congressional District you may type their address into the following website to find out:

Further details regarding submission rules and guidelines can be found on Congressman Taylor’s website:

The winners will be announced at a reception on Thursday, May 11, 2017, from 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach.  The Awards Ceremony is open to all participants, teachers, families, and interested parties.  The first-place winner will also be invited to the National Awards Ceremony in Washington, D.C. in June, where they will have the opportunity to meet with Congressman Taylor and see their work on display.

Questions or concerns should be directed to Kathleen Redmond at (757) 646-6648 or