WASHINGTON, D.C. - The deadline for the sixth annual Congressional Art Competition for Central Washington has been extended to June 1.

All high school students throughout the 4th Congressional District are encouraged to participate, said U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District.

Students can submit their artwork by sending a photo, description, and a completed release form to If students are unable to send the artwork electronically, they can schedule an appointment to drop off the artwork at one of Newhouse’s district offices.

More information, is available from Newhouse’s website at or from Alavez.

The Congressional Art Competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute. All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.

The winning entry will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol, and first place winners will receive two plane tickets to visit Washington, D.C., and see their artwork displayed. Second and third place winners will be invited to have their artwork hang in Newhouse’s Yakima and Richland district offices.

Meredith Sconce of Almira/Coulee-Hartline High School was a 2019 winner.

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