Congresswoman Elaine Luria to Host Congressional Art Competition

February 26, 2020
Press Release

VIRGINIA BEACH – Today, Congresswoman Elaine Luria announced that her office will host its second annual Congressional Art Competition in Virginia’s Second District.

The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for high school students to show their artistic talents to the nation with an opportunity to have their work hung in the Capitol.

“I am looking forward to hosting our second annual Congressional Art Competition after seeing the impressive submissions from last year’s competition,” Congresswoman Luria said. “I am always honored to showcase the talent of students from Coastal Virginia, and investing in the arts is critical for our next generation. I encourage students to reach out to their office to learn how to get involved”

Between now and April 24th, students from Virginia’s Second Congressional District can submit artwork for the competition. A panel of three judges representing the Eastern Shore, the Peninsula, and the Southside will choose the winners. The winning submission will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year and regional winners’ artwork will be displayed in Congresswoman Luria’s district offices.

On May 2nd, all participants and their families and friends will be invited to Congresswoman Luria’s Art Competition Awards Ceremony. It will be held in the Watts Grand Lobby and Gallery at Virginia Wesleyan University’s Susan S. Goode Fine and Performing Arts Center at 2:00 p.m.

For more information about the Congressional Art Competition, including rules, important dates, and eligibility requirements, please click HERE.

Congresswoman Elaine Luria represents Virginia’s 2nd Congressional District. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, where she is the Vice Chair of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, and the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, where she serves as Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee.