Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) announced today the deadline for students who are interested in the arts to participate in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. 

"The national Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for Members of Congress to showcase the artistic talents of high school students from their districts. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated,” Fortenberry said. “I encourage all interested students to learn more about this opportunity. Winning entrants will have the opportunity to attend the national reception in Washington on June 24, 2019 and view their artwork on display in the United States Capitol for one year,” Fortenberry added.

Art Competition entries should be submitted to my Lincoln office by April 22, 2019.  If you have any questions, please contact Marie Woodhead on my staff at (402) 438-1598 or visit,” Fortenberry stated.

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry is a member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies. He is an avid collector of art and antiques.