Rep. Burchett: Still time for students to enter the Congressional Art Competition

May 27, 2020
Press Release
Despite disruptions from COVID-19, annual competition will proceed electronically

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (May 27, 2020) – Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, only digital submissions of student artwork are being accepted for the Tennessee Second District’s Congressional Art Competition (CAC). This is the first year since the inception of the CAC that only electronic entries will be accepted in the Second District.

The coronavirus pandemic caused the school year to be cut short for students across East Tennessee. This forced students -- who would have completed artwork for the 2020 CAC during art class -- to find alternative ways and resources to finish their submissions at home.

Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic, Congressman Tim Burchett (TN-02) is encouraging all students interested in participating in this year’s competition to submit what they have completed by the May 31st deadline.

“I’m excited to see all the submissions from talented student-artists. Coronavirus presented a challenge for this year’s Congressional Art Competition, but my office has adapted to accept applications electronically and student-artists are adjusting by getting creative when crafting their artwork. I know East Tennessee will be well-represented in the Capitol Building once a winner is selected.”

Interested students can learn more about the Congressional Art Competition and how to submit artwork on Rep. Burchett’s official Congressional Art Competition website.