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The 2017 Congressional Art Competition

The 2017 Congressional Art Competition is an annual juried competition for high school art students in grades 9 through 12 in the 4th Congressional District of Colorado. This art competition is organized and sponsored by Congressman Ken Buck and affords the opportunity for student artists to share their creative talents with our community.  This year’s theme is “America the Beautiful.”  CECP would like to invite students to participate in this exciting competition. 

Monday, March 20, 2017
  • Student Release Forms must be submitted by email: or mailed/hand delivered to: 10235 Parkglenn Way, Parker, CO 80138
  • Student Release Forms can be found below

Wednesday-Friday, March 22-24, 2017
  • Delivery of Artwork to Rachael Sundeen at Colorado Early Colleges Parker, 10235 Parkglenn Way, Parker, CO 80138 
  • Drop off between 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This competition is open to high school students (grades 9-12).

Artwork must be two-dimensional, and when framed, no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches, no more than 4 inches deep, no more than 15 lbs in weight and within the following categories for acceptance into the show:

Painting:  Watercolor, oil & acrylics

Drawings:  Pencil, colored pencil, markers, ink, pastels and charcoal.

Mixed Media:  Use of two or more medium’s such as pencil, ink etc. 

Computer Generated Art:  Original computer generated images.

Photography:  Can include computer editing –although keep integrity of the piece 

-Each entry must be an original concept.  The entry may not be a reproduction of an image from a third party’s work in the same or any other medium; the work may not infringe upon the rights of any third party; the work may not violate the U.S. Copyright Laws.

-The artwork must be framed or ready to hang for the competition and show.  Because the entire weight of the art piece will be hung from a center point, framed art must have a sturdy wire hanging mechanism. If art is chosen for the grand prize, the winner must have their work professionally framed. The winner will receive further instruction regarding their artwork after the awards ceremony. 

-If the artwork is abstract in design, please indicate on the back side which side is up with arrows.

-The art work has to have been created in the school year 2016-2017.

-If the student does not want to sale their art work, please have them label it as NFS (Not for Sale) on the student form.

-We reserve the right to refuse any entries that are deemed inappropriate.

-Artwork Label:  Please PRINT  LEGIBLY or type and include all contact info possible.  Artwork Labels can be found below.