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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rep. Langevin hosts art contest for high schoolers

Contest Open to All High School-Aged Students
For the 16th consecutive year, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) is hosting the Rhode Island Second Congressional District High School Art Competition. 

High school students who reside in the Second District are eligible to compete for a grand prize trip to Washington, DC, a college scholarship and the honor of having their work hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year beginning in June.

Every high school-aged student who lives in the Second District can submit one piece of art, which can fall into any of the following seven categories: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography. 

Submission guidelines can be found on Langevin’s website at

“Year after year, I am astonished by the talent and creativity of Rhode Island’s student artists, and I am sure this year’s participants will deliver quality work once again,” said Langevin, who has hosted the art competition each year since he took office. 

“I pass by last year’s winning pieces daily when I am in Washington, and it is a constant reminder both of the importance of arts education and of the restorative, inspirational power of art in our lives.”

Entries will be showcased at an awards ceremony at the Warwick Mall for all participating students, their families, teachers and school officials, on Sunday, April 10, 2016.

Participants must submit entries no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016. Artwork will be accepted Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., at the Congressman’s District Office at 300 Centerville Road, Suite 200 South, Warwick, RI 02886. 

Students or art teachers with questions or concerns can contact Elena Monteiro via e-mail at or by phone at 401-732-9400.