March 17, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters (CA-45) today released the following statement inviting all high school students within California’s 45th Congressional District to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The winning student will be invited to attend a reception in Washington, D.C. where his or her artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year. Students have until Friday, April 24th to submit their artwork to Rep. Mimi Walters’ Irvine Congressional District Office.

Said Rep. Mimi Walters, “Each year, high school students across the country have the opportunity to showcase their artistic skills and talent by participating in the Congressional Art Competition. The winning student from California’s 45th Congressional District will not only be honored at a reception in Washington, D.C., but will also have their artwork hanging in the hallways of the U.S. Capitol for thousands of visitors to see for an entire year. I encourage all high school students to take advantage of this unique opportunity.”

The 2015 Congressional Art Competition is open to high schools students in grades 9-12 within California’s 45th Congressional District. Students who wish to participate must fill out a Student Release Form, and ensure that their artwork complies with all competition guidelines. All artwork is due at the Irvine Congressional District Office by Friday, April 24th, 2015.

The top three winners of the art competition will be selected by the online community. Voting will take place on Rep. Mimi Walters’ Facebook page, and will begin on Monday, April 27th at 9 a.m. PST and end on Friday May 1st, at 9 a.m. PST. The top three photos that receive the highest number of  “likes” will be selected as finalists. The first place winner will be personally selected and announced by Rep. Mimi Walters shortly after voting ends.

For more information, contact Christine Hardman in Rep. Mimi Walters’ Washington, D.C. office at 202-225-5611 or