CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) invites the community to celebrate and encourage local high school artists by helping select finalists for the 2018 Congressional Art Competition. Students from Matthews, Lumberton, Charlotte, St. Pauls, Fayetteville, Parkton, and Weddington submitted entries, which can be viewed in the “2018 Congressional Art Competition” album on Congressman Pittenger’s Facebook page (Facebook.com/
To help select finalists, please visit Congressman Pittenger’s Facebook page and “like” your favorite artwork. The three entries receiving the most “likes” by noon on Wednesday, May 2nd will be named finalists.Three additional finalists will be chosen by professional artists from North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.The final round of judging will include Congressman Pittenger, his staff, and local art experts. The first place entry will be displayed in a busy corridor of the U.S. Capitol for one year.
“While this is a competition, it’s also a great opportunity to encourage local high school artists by leaving positive comments on the Facebook album. These students have the courage to put their artwork on display for the world to see,” said Congressman Pittenger.
The 2018 Congressional Art Competition is carried out at no expense to the Federal Government. All expenses are provided locally in the community. For more information, please visit Pittenger.House.gov/