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Youth art sought for national competition

Staff Writer | April 17, 2023 3:55 PM

COLUMBIA BASIN — Young artists are invited to try for a chance to be shown at the Capitol, according to a statement from U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-WA.

The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, according to the statement. It’s open to high school students in Washington’s Fourth District, which includes Grant County and part of Adams County. The winning artwork from the district will be on display at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., along with works from young artists around the country. Last year’s winner was Morgan Greene from Davis High School in Yakima, according to the statement.

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. The artwork that is selected as the winning piece must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions.

Eligible media include:

• Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor

• Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers

• Collages - must be two dimensional

• Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints

• Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.

• Computer-generated art

• Photography

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing.

Entry deadline is April 25. For submission locations and information, see