Cicilline Accepting Submissions for 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Mar 2, 2021 Issues: Social Enterprise

WASHINGTON – U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline’s (RI-01) office is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Congressional Art Competition in Rhode Island’s First Congressional District.

“I encourage all young artists in the First District to take part in this competition,” said Cicilline, a member of the Congressional Arts Caucus. “As I’ve said many times, our state’s arts community is second to none. This competition offers young Rhode Island artists the opportunity to display their skills and earn recognition for their hard work. I’m looking forward to seeing this year’s submissions.”

Cicilline’s Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who reside in the First District. Students or teachers interested in participating should register by contacting André Herrera by email at or by phone at 729-5600. The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 30, 2021.

Cicilline will convene a panel to award first, second, and third place awards, and the overall winner of the competition will have their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The 2nd place awardee will have their piece displayed in the Congressman’s Washington office for one year, and the 3rd place awardee will have their piece displayed in the Congressman’s Pawtucket office for one year.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.