Congressional Art Competition opens

High school students invited to compete

Congressman John Moolenaar is inviting high school students from the Fourth Congressional District to participate in the Congressional Art Competition. Deadline for entering is April 8.

Congressman John Moolenaar is inviting high school students from the Fourth Congressional District to participate in the Congressional Art Competition. Deadline for entering is April 8.

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LAKE, OSCEOLA, MECOSTA COUNTY — Congressman John Moolenaar is inviting all high school students from Michigan's Fourth Congressional District to enter their art in the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. 

The winning student from the Fourth District will have their art displayed at the U.S. Capitol for a year.

The Congressional Institute, which runs the competition, may plan to hold an event in Washington D.C. later this year to honor winning students from across the country. If the event is held, the winning student from the Fourth District will receive two round-trip airline tickets to travel to Washington, D.C. to attend the event.

All contest entries will be displayed at the Midland Center for the Arts after the competition ends. Regional winners from the Fourth District will have the opportunity for their art to be displayed in Congressman Moolenaar's Midland and Cadillac offices.

The entry deadline for this year’s Fourth District contest is Friday, April 8, 2022. Entries should be mailed or delivered to Congressman Moolenaar’s Midland office at 200 East Main Street, Suite 230, Midland, MI 48640.

For more information on the rules and how to enter the art competitionvisit https://moolenaar.house.gov/artcompetition.

Interested students who need assistance transporting their art to Midland or who have additional questions on the competition should contact Congressman Moolenaar's Midland office at 989-631-2552.

Michigan’s Fourth Congressional District is made up of Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon, Shiawassee, and Wexford counties, and parts of Montcalm and Saginaw counties.