Connolly’s Art Contest Deadline April 5

Connolly’s Art Contest Deadline April 5

High school students residing in Virginia’s 11th Congressional District are encouraged to participate in Congressman Gerry Connolly’s annual Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. Connolly is accepting artwork entries at his Annandale and Prince William District Offices until April 5.

Winners will be announced at a reception for all participants in the contest and their families scheduled for Saturday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Workhouse Arts Center’s McGuire Woods Gallery, 9601 Ox Road in Lorton. Prizes will be awarded to the first through fifth place winners of Connolly’s art competition.

The winner of this year’s competition will have their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The winning artist from the 11th CD and his or her family will also be invited to a reception at the U.S. Capitol to be honored with the other winners from across the country. The work of another high school artist from the 11th CD, judged to be a “Rising Star,” will have his or her artwork displayed prominently for a year on the Workhouse campus.

Connolly’s Congressional Arts Competition is open to all high school students who reside in Virginia’s 11th CD. Public, private and home-schooled students are invited to participate and Congressman Connolly encourages all high school-age students who are interested to submit an entry by April 5.

High school students who wish to submit an entry to Congressman Connolly’s arts competition should refer to the 2013 Congressional Art Competition Guidelines for instructions and program details. It is located on Congressman Connolly website at

All artwork, including the completed Student Entry and Release Form, must be received on or before April 5, 2013. Artwork may be delivered to one of Congressman Connolly’s Fairfax District Office, 4115 Annandale Road, Suite 103, Annandale, VA 22003, 703-256-3071.