Sat. May 25th, 2024

Press Release From Team Huizenga

Today, Congressmen Bill Huizenga (R-MI) announced the start of the 2023 Congressional Art Competition for high school students across Michigan’s 4th Congressional District.

“I am excited to announce the inaugural Congressional Art Competition for the new 4th Congressional District,” said Congressman Bill Huizenga. “The Congressional Art Competition is a wonderful opportunity for high school students across Southwest Michigan to showcase and develop their artistic ability. I cannot wait to see the creative works these young artists create.”

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who reside in the 4th Congressional District. All original entries should be submitted to Congressman Huizenga’s Office in Holland. Entries are limited to one per student. The deadline to submit art is 5 p.m. on Monday, April 17th.

The submissions will be reviewed by a panel of local art and design professionals. The top 10 student artists will be invited to attend a reception in South Haven where the winner will be announced on May 13, 2023.

The winning piece will be displayed in the “Cannon Tunnel” that connects the U.S. Capitol and the Cannon House Office Building. The winning artist will also have the opportunity to attend a national meeting of student artists in Washington, D.C. The second and third place artists will have their work placed on display in Congressman Huizenga’s Holland Office.

“Roll of the Dice” was the winner of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. It was created by Zeeland East High School Student Biruk Kwantes, when Congressman Huizenga represented Michigan’s former Second Congressional District.

The rules for the 2023 Congressional Art Competition and more information can be found here. Questions about submitting a piece of art, scheduling a drop off, or the competition in general can be answered by calling Congressman Huizenga’s Office at (616) 251-6741.