Maryland’s 8th District

For Immediate Release

February 4, 2016

CONTACT:  Ian Jannetta – 202-225-1527

Van Hollen Announces Annual Art Competition for High School Students

Washington, DC – Today Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen announced that the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition is open for submissions. High school artists who live or attend school in the Eighth Congressional District are invited to submit work for the Competition, sponsored by Congressman Van Hollen.

The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year and runners-up will be displayed in Congressman Van Hollen’s congressional offices. A juried exhibition of submitted artwork will be on display at Washington ArtWorks in Rockville from March 3 – 20, 2016. Washington ArtWorks is located at 12276 Wilkins Avenue in Rockville.

To participate, students must complete and submit an entry form, which they can obtain by going to or by calling 301-424-3501. Entry forms need to be signed by the student and a faculty member and faxed to the Congressman’s office at 301-424-5992 or emailed to by Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

Artwork may be delivered to one of three drop-off locations on Friday, February 26, 2016 from 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. It can also be delivered to the Rockville location on Saturday, February 27, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.

  • Washington ArtWorks, 12276 Wilkins Avenue, Rockville
  • Congressman Van Hollen’s office, 205 Center Street, Mount Airy
  • Carroll County Arts Center, 91 West Main Street, Westminster (drop-off hours are from 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.)

Congressman Van Hollen will host an Arts Celebration and Awards Reception to showcase the exhibit, honor all participants and announce awards at Washington ArtWorks on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.

For more information, contact Congressman Van Hollen’s office at 301-424-3501 or