Constituent Services
Congressman Higgins Announces Annual Congressional Art Competition in Erie and Chautauqua Counties
March 10, 2006
Washington, DC—Today, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) invited students in his district to participate in the annual congressional art competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”  The competition, in its 25th year, includes hundreds of thousands of high school students from congressional districts across the nation.
Each year, Members of Congress hold contests within their districts to choose winning pieces of art by high school students to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. This impressive art exhibit showcases the talent of our nation’s young people.
 “Art plays an important role in the education of many students,” Higgins commented, “It’s wonderful to have a chance to recognize their hard work and talent.”  Local leaders in the art community from both Erie and Chautauqua Counties will decide on the winning piece. The winning student will be invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony in the Nation’s Capitol on Wednesday June 28, 2006.
The deadline for students to submit their original artwork is by 5:00 pm on Friday, May 12, 2006 to either Congressman Higgins’ Buffalo Office (726 Exchange Street, Suite 601) or Jamestown Office (2 East Second Street, Suite 300).  The competition is open to High School students only.
General Guidelines:

• The competition is open to high school students only. Exceptions will be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades in one building.
• Artwork categories are as follows: 
  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc. 
  • Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
  • Collage: must be two-dimensional 
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints 
  • Mixed media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc. 
  • Computer generated art 
  • Photography
For complete art competition guidelines, click here and for the student release form, click here.  For all other questions, please contact Megan Corbett in Congressman Higgins’ Buffalo office at (716) 852-3501.

Washington, DC Office
431 Cannon HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3306
Fax: 202-226-0347

Erie County Office
Larkin at Exchange
726 Exchange Street
Suite 601
Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: 716-852-3501
Fax: 716-852-3929
Chautauqua County Office
Fenton Building
2 East Second Street
Suite 300
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone: 716-484-0729
Fax: 716-484-1049