Rep. Esty announced Friday a district-wide arts competition, inviting students to submit artwork that could be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.
It\’s part of the annual Congressional Arts Competition, during which students submit work to their representative. Winners attend a national awards ceremony in D.C., where they get their work displayed for a year. The winning entry from the 5th district last year, by Christina Cardwell, is displayed above.
\”The talent of 5th District students across a wide variety of artistic styles and mediums is a testament to the importance of arts in education,\” said Esty, in announcing the competition for the fifth district.