Kilili announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Office of the CNMI Congressional Delegate) — High school students in the Northern Mariana Islands are invited to participate in the 12th Annual Congressional Art Competition. The winning artist from the Northern Marianas will have his or her artwork publicly displayed at the U.S. Capitol for one year, receive an invitation to the national winner’s reception in Washington, D.C., and may be eligible for scholarships to the Savannah College of Art and Design.

“Since 2009, Northern Marianas students have had their artwork displayed in the art competition’s annual exhibits for millions to see,” Congressman Sablan said, “I hope that as participants create their art pieces, they also discover something new about themselves and take pride in their work.”

Sablan, along with Rep. Warren Davidson of Ohio’s 8th district, is this year’s chairman for the national competition.

The art competition is free and open to all high school students. Students have until Friday, April 24, 2020, at 5 p.m. to submit their artwork to the congressional office in Saipan, Tinian, or Rota.

Artwork submissions must be two-dimensional. Eligible artwork includes paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media art, computer-generated art, and photography.

This year’s submissions will be judged based on originality, technical difficulty, creativity, communication, effectiveness, and overall appearance. A panel of local artists will select the winning entry.

Contest guidelines and student release forms are available at

For more information, contact the congressional office at 323-2647 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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