The office of Congressman Bradley Byrne has announced details for a First Congressional District Art Competition. It’s open to all high school students in the district.

All entries must be an original concept, two-dimensional, no larger than 28 inches high and 28 inches wide when framed, no more than four inches in depth, weigh no more than 15 pounds and be within the following categories:

• Paintings: oil, watercolors, acrylics, etc.
• Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, graphite, charcoal, ink, etc.
• Collages: must be two-dimensional
• Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
• Mixed media
• Computer-generated art
• Photography

The judges panel will be composed of “independent art experts” and the winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

It is advised students work with their art teachers for submission. Teachers may submit artwork to the Mobile Museum of Art, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., March 19-20. No work will be accepted after 4:30 p.m. on March 20.

All submitted pieces will be displayed at the Mobile Museum of Art during a month-long exhibit.

More information about the Congressional Art Competition and the necessary submission forms can be found online at Byrne.House.Gov/ArtCompetition.

For more information, contact Martha Simmons in Congressman Byrne’s Mobile office at 251-690-2811.