Art Competition Announced for Southern Minnesota Students

March 28, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – The Office of Rep. Jim Hagedorn (MN-01) is currently accepting submissions for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition from high school students in Minnesota’s First Congressional District. The winning submission will hang in the U.S. Capitol Complex for a year and the winner will earn a trip to Washington for an awards ceremony. 

Students across the country submit entries to their representative’s office, and a panel of district artists selects the winning entry. 

More than 650,000 high school students have participated in the Congressional Art Competition since it began in 1982. 

“It is always exciting to see the stellar submissions from the students each demonstrating a unique perspective and style for Members of Congress, staff and visitors to admire on a daily basis,” said Hagedorn. “Minnesota’s First District is home to countless talented students, and I encourage all students to consider participating.”

Students must attend school or reside in Minnesota’s First Congressional District to participate. The deadline for submissions to Hagedorn’s Mankato or Rochester offices is Friday, Apr. 19 at 5:00 p.m.   

For any questions, contact Aaron Eberhart at (507) 323-6090. Learn more about the competition at this website, including rules for students and teachers and a release form.

Jim Hagedorn was elected in 2018 to represent Minnesota’s First District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He grew up on his family’s grain and livestock farm near Truman. Jim’s father, former U.S. Congressman Tom Hagedorn (MN-02), grandfather, and great-grandfather were all southern Minnesota farmers. Jim currently resides in the rural farming community of Blue Earth. Hagedorn brings policy experience to Capitol Hill from time spent as a congressional aide to former U.S. Congressman Arlan Stangeland (MN-07) and a congressional relations officer for two non-partisan U.S. Department of the Treasury agencies. Hagedorn serves on the House Committees on Agriculture and Small Business to promote farming, Main Street enterprises and southern Minnesota’s way of life.