Rep. Larsen Invites Second District Students to Participate in 2023 Congressional Art Competition

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Toko Kameda

Calling all our young artists. Get your pencils, pens, and paint ready. It can be something you have already created or create something new for this event.  You have a month!

Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) is inviting high school-aged students who live or attend school in Washington’s Second Congressional District to showcase their artistic talents in the 2023 Congressional Art Competition.  In 2022, Kamiak High School’s Toko Kameda won the district-wide competition with her piece, “Double-layered,” which has been on display in the U.S. Capitol for the past year.

The U.S. House of Representatives holds the annual Congressional Art Competition to encourage and recognize artistic talent in each congressional district. Since 1982, hundreds of thousands of students nationwide have participated in the high school visual art competition.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school-aged students (grades 9-12) who live or attend school in the Second District; students can verify whether they are Second District residents or attend school in the district here. Interested students can find details and a full list of contest rules on Larsen’s website. For more information on the 2023 Congressional Art Competition, visit 2023 Congressional Art Contest.

Art submissions and forms are due to Larsen’s office no later than Monday, May 1, at 5:00 pm PT. All art entries must be original in concept, design, and execution. Interested students can find details and a full list of contest rules on Larsen’s website.

“I am encouraging the many gifted young artists in Northwest Washington to submit their artwork to the 2023 Congressional Art Competition,” said Larsen. “I am excited to see this year’s submissions and highlight the talent Washington’s Second Congressional District has to offer.”

Entry forms must accompany the submitted art piece and be signed by the student, a parent or guardian, and a school faculty member; the form can be accessed on the link above. Forms and art submissions are due by Monday, May 1, at 5:00 pm PT. Forms can also be mailed or delivered with art pieces to Larsen’s Everett office:

Office of Rep. Rick Larsen – Everett

Re: Art Competition

Wall Street Building

2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 9F

Everett, WA 98201

Contact Larsen’s District Office for More Information

Students needing assistance in delivering their artwork to Larsen’s office can contact Kevin Phan in Larsen’s office via phone at 425-252-3188 or via email at [email protected]. Participants will be honored in June at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Plans for a district celebration will be announced soon.