On Friday, Congressman Pete Visclosky announced the details of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from Indiana’s First Congressional District. Each year, the Congressional Institute and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor the Congressional Art Competition as an opportunity to promote the artistic talent in each Congressional District. There is no required theme for the submission; however, themes from Northwest Indiana, United States history, government, and culture are encouraged. The grand prize winner will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for one year, and will receive two complimentary round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines to attend a ceremony unveiling the artwork in Washington, D.C. All additional travel arrangements and expenses will be the responsibility of the winner. All artwork submissions and application forms must be brought to Congressman Visclosky’s Merrillville office no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2019. Artwork will be accepted during the Merrillville office’s normal hours of operation: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Complete information about the Congressional Art Competition, including guidelines and application forms, is available on Congressman Visclosky’s website at: https://visclosky.house.gov/serving-you/congressional-art-competition. If applicants have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Merrillville office at 219-795-1844.