From Congresswoman Betty McCollum

From Congresswoman Betty McCollum:

I am pleased to announce the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” The contest is open to all high school students either attending school or residing in the Fourth Congressional District. The winning entry from the Fourth District will be displayed as part of a national exhibit in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will also receive two free airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the exhibit’s opening on Wednesday, June 26, 2013! Runners-up will be displayed in my congressional office in St. Paul.

Entries may be mailed or dropped off at my St. Paul office located on the corner of Western and Selby Avenues at 165 Western Avenue North, Suite 17, Saint Paul, MN 55102. Entries must be received by 5:30 PM on Monday, April 22, 2013. Only one submission per student is allowed.

There will be a reception to honor the artwork of all the students who participate, which will be held on Monday, May 13 at the St. Paul Union Depot. At that time, I will be announcing the winners of the competition and recognizing each participating student.

I hope that you will share this information with high school students in your community. Minnesota is a national arts leader, and I am thrilled to recognize the creativity and talent of our young artists through this contest. As a member of the National Council on the Arts, which is the advisory board to the National Endowment for the Arts, I am privileged to share Minnesota’s leadership, commitment, and excellence in the arts with the nation.

Please feel free to contact Megan Thrasher in my office at or 651-224-9191 for more details. You can also find this information on my website.


Betty McCollum
Member of Congress