Feb 27, 2013

Washington, DC (February 27, 2013) Congressman Steve Pearce today invited high school students from across New Mexico’s Second Congressional District to apply for this years’ Congressional Art Competition.  Since this competition was created in 1982, hundreds of thousands of high school students from around the country have participated at the local level.  The winning entry from last year’s competition currently hangs in the tunnel of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.   

The winning piece of art from each district will be displayed on the grounds of the United States Capitol.  Furthermore, the winner will receive two complimentary roundtrip tickets and two nights’ complimentary hotel accommodations to enable him/her to attend the unveiling ceremony in Washington, D.C. 

Submissions will be displayed on Rep. Pearce’s Facebook Page.  To follow the progress of the competition, students, teachers, and community members are encouraged to “like” Rep. Pearce’s Facebook Page at  The results of the competition will be announced exclusively on Facebook once a winner is selected.

High School Students from New Mexico’s Second Congressional District are encouraged to apply.  Submissions must be no larger than 28”x28”x4” framed.  It is strongly recommended, but not required, that submissions be matted.  Congressman Pearce’s office will arrange to have the winning entry framed before it is shipped to Washington, D.C.

Application materials are available online at, under “Serving You.”  The application form, artwork, and signed release form must all be submitted to one of Congressman Pearce’s district offices (addresses below) in Las Cruces, Socorro, or Roswell.

All materials must be submitted no later than Friday, April 19, 2013.

Please contact Mary Morris, Director, Las Cruces Office, at 575-522-3260 or any questions.

Las Cruces
570 N Telshor Blvd
Las Cruces, NM 88011

1717 W 2nd Street, Suite 110
Roswell, NM 88201

111 School of Mines Road
Socorro, NM 87801