<h1>Submissions are being accepted from now until Feb. 9, for the Congressional Art Competition. High school students may submit art work for a chance to have their work displayed at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC.<\/h1>\r\nCabinet Secretary of Education and the Arts said, \u201cThis unique opportunity gives students the ability to display their artwork on a national level, promoting our state\u2019s rich artistic culture.\u201d Art work categories include paintings, drawings, collage prints, mixed media, computer generated arts, and photography.\r\n\r\nThe competition is a partnership with members of the West Virginia Congressional Delegation, the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts, and the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. \u201cThis is a great opportunity to highlight the incredible talents of our young people in West Virginia. I encourage any student with an artistic interest to participate and make a submission,\u201d Congressman Alex Mooney said.\r\n\r\nThere will be one winner from each of the three congressional districts and they will receive a $100 Dick Blick art supplies gift card. A $50 Dick Blick art supplies gift card will be awarded to five second place winners.\r\n\r\nCongressman Evan Jenkins said, \u201cThe arts allow students to express themselves, develop their voices, and explore their creativity. This competition gives young artists from across West Virginia and the nation a chance to display their works for thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol. I encourage all of our students to share their creations and am honored to display the winner\u2019s work in Washington.\u201d On Mar. 2, there will be an art workshop and awards ceremony for participants at the Culture Center in Charleston.\r\n\r\n\u201cEach year of this competition we see some fantastic works of art produced by our students. The First District has a wealth of creative talent. I look forward to seeing this year\u2019s winning piece on display in the Capitol each day as I am representing you in Washington,\u201d said Congressman David McKinley.\r\n\r\nStudents may seek application materials and guidelines from their art teachers or principals. They may also contact the Office of Secretary of Education and the Arts for more information.