Congresswoman Terri Sewell

Representing the 7th District of Alabama

Congresswoman Sewell Announces 2011 Congressional Art Competition for Alabama High School Students

Feb 22, 2011
Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell (AL-7) announced her office’s participation in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition: “Celebrating the Sights and Sounds of the 7th Congressional District,” and urged high school students in the District to enter their artwork. The winning piece will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year, along with winners from other Congressional districts.

“I encourage students to seize this opportunity to participate in this year’s art competition,” said Rep. Sewell.  “I know that there are many young artists in West Alabama, and this competition will celebrate their talent.  The winning pieces will be seen by thousands of Americans, and it will be a great honor to feature the work of an outstanding young artist from the 7th Congressional District in the Capitol building.” 

Guidelines and rules for the competition are as follows:

  • Only high school students in grades 9-12 may enter the art competition.
  • Artwork must fall into one of the following categories: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art or photography.


The following guidelines apply to all submitted artwork:

  • All submissions must be 2-dimensional.
  • Each piece can be no largerthan 28 inches high, 28 inches wide and 4 inches deep, including the frame. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it will be required to be framed and must adhere to the size guidelines.
  • Artwork cannot weigh more than 15 lbs.
  • Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution; no violation of US copyright laws. Pictures reproduced from existing photos, paintings graphics or advertisements will not be accepted.
  • Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).
  • A completed Student Release Form must be submitted with all entries.


All entries must be submitted to your school’s principal no later than March 25, 2011. 

Entry forms and contest information are available on Congresswoman Sewell’s website, Students with questions about the art competition should contact Nyaesia Campbell in Congresswoman Sewell’s Birmingham Office at (205) 254-1960.