Deadline extended for art competition



Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler has extended the deadline to April 11 for the 2012 Congressional Art Competition, open to all high school students from grades 9 through 12 who either reside or attend school in Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District.

The winning artwork will be displayed for one year in a corridor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Winners will receive airfare for themselves and one guest to attend the June ribbon-cutting ceremony. Second- and third-place entries will be displayed in the congresswoman’s office over the next year.

Artwork must be original in concept, design and execution. Accepted media are painting, drawing, collage, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography. The actual art must be two-dimensional, framed, and can be no larger than 28” x 28” x4” and may not weigh more than 15 pounds. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges from the seven counties within Southwest Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Contestants must submit digital photos of their entries via email to

For details: Congressional Art Competition or call the congresswoman’s local office: 360-695-6292.