Latest News – March 14

Student Art Competition for Congress, Deadline Soon

Congressman Scott Tipton (CO-3) would like to remind all students in grades 9 through 12 in the 3rd District that the deadline to submit their artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition is fast approaching. Students should send their work no later than March 28 to either the Congressman Tipton’s Durango Office, or drop it by the local office in their community.

The 2015 Winners of the Congressional Art Competition. This year's deadline is fast approaching.

The 2015 Winners of the Congressional Art Competition. This year’s deadline is fast approaching.


Guidelines for the 2016 competition:

  • The artwork must be no larger than 28 inches high, 28 inches wide and 4 inches deep including the outside   dimensions of the frame.  All artwork should be framed but not to exceed the dimensions above.


Artwork that will be accepted: 

  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that

Charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)

  • Collage: must be two dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Photography
  • Digital

For more information please visit:

All submitted artwork will be put on display in Durango from April 1 – 16. A reception will be held Tuesday, April 5 from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the Durango Arts Center, 802 E. 2nd Avenue.  All entrants will receive a certificate of participation signed by Congressman Scott Tipton. First, second and third places will receive awards, and there will be honorable mentions for other submissions.

The first place artwork will be sent to Washington, DC to be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol along with other award-winning art works from across the nation for a period of one year. 

For questions regarding submissions, please contact Brenda Felmlee, 3rd Congressional District Art Competition liaison, at 719-587-5105, or

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