Submissions for the annual Congressional High School Art Competition are currently being accepted at the office of U.S. Congressman Sam Graves.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross speak with Spokesperson Jason Klindt:

Jason Klindt

Any high school student in the sixth district is encouraged to participate.  Entries will be accepted until December 21st.

Press Release from the office of Sam Graves

(Liberty) U.S. Congressman Sam Graves is seeking submissions for “An Artistic Discovery”, the annual Congressional High School Art Competition.

The competition is a yearly event held in each of the 435 Congressional Districts, including the Sixth District of Missouri. It highlights the importance of art education by recognizing outstanding talented young artists in each district. The winning entries are exhibited for a year in the United States Capitol Building.

Any student at a public or private high school in the Sixth Congressional District, including alternative, homeschooled or vocational students, is eligible to submit a work of art by December 5th. Artwork must be two-dimensional and can be in any medium, including painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer generated or photography, no larger than 28” by 28” x 4” to the outside dimensions of the frame and it must be ready to hang.

A panel of judges will select the winning artwork and the winner will be notified by Graves. The student’s winning piece will represent the Sixth Congressional District in the nationwide exhibit at the United States Capitol. Second and third place winners will be displayed at Northwest Missouri State University’s Kansas City Center. All participants will be invited to a reception to honor them and their artwork this spring.

Anyone seeking more information about the contest is encouraged to contact Shawna Searcy at (816) 792-3976, or