Rep. Sewell announces Congressional art contest

Published 10:13 pm Monday, November 27, 2017

U.S. Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell, a native of Selma, is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 Congressional Art Competition.

The competition is open to both public and private high school students throughout the 7th Congressional District, as well as home-schooled high school students.

The winner will receive two free round-trip airfare tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend an official reception honoring the winners from all the congressional districts around the country.

In addition, their artwork will be showcased in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

The theme for this year’s competition is “An Artistic Discovery: Voting Rights Today in the 7th Congressional District.”

To enter the contest, students must fill out and submit a student information and release form with their artwork by Jan. 18, 2018.

All high school students from the 7th Congressional District are encouraged to submit their artwork to any of the Congresswoman’s District offices.

Artwork entered into the contest may be up to 26” high X 26” wide X 4” deep.

For more information, contact Rep. Sewell’s Montgomery office at (334) 262-1919 or visit to find the student release form and guidelines for the artwork.

As a proud product of Alabama’s rural Black Belt, the Congresswoman has seen first-hand the talent from within the District.

Each year she is immensely impressed with the outstanding submissions, and she is incredibly proud to have the winning artwork representing the 7th Congressional District in our nation’s Capitol building.

To view the previous year’s Congressional Art Competition winners, visit