February 29, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mimi Walters (CA-45) today released the following statement inviting all high school students within California’s 45th Congressional District to participate in the 2016 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 15th to submit their artwork to Rep. Mimi Walters’ Irvine Congressional district office.

Said Rep. Mimi Walters, “The Congressional Art Competition is an excellent way for high school students across California’s 45th district to showcase their talents and artistic skills. The winning artist will have the rare opportunity of having their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for an entire year where it will be viewed by members of Congress and millions of visitors. In our first year, we had incredible submissions and participation – I look forward to seeing the creative entries from our youth in this year’s competition.”

The 2016 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.

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

Walters represents California’s 45th District and sits on the House Transportation and Infrastructure and Judiciary Committees.