Thompson: Less Than a Week Remains for Students to Enter the 2016 Congressional Art Competition

Apr 14, 2016

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-5) issued a reminder to students that one week remains to enter the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.  As in years past, the winning piece of artwork from each congressional district across the country will be displayed on exhibit in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

“I have been so impressed by the artwork entered by students from across the 5th Congressional District,” Thompson said. “The winner of the competition will have the honor of their work being exhibited for the millions of visitors to the U.S. Capitol throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for Pennsylvania’s young artists to be showcased on a national stage,” added Thompson.

All entries for the 2016 competition must be received no later than Wednesday, April 20th at 5 p.m.  All entries will be judged by an independent panel of professional artists. The reception announcing the winners will take place on Saturday, April 23rd at 2 p.m. in DuBois, at the Winkler Gallery of Fine Art.

To view the contest rules and generate an application, please visit For questions or to register, please contact Rick Sollman with Rep. Thompson's office at (814) 827-3985 or via email at

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for Members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.  Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition. In 2015, Thompson served as the Congressional Co-Chair of the competition, promoting the competition and young people’s continued interests in the arts nationally.