Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Feb 17, 2016
Press Release

ALBANY, GA – Today, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) invited high school students from Middle and Southwest Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District to participate in the 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition. 

“The young people of Middle and Southwest Georgia possess an artistic brilliance deserving of recognition and reward,” said Congressman Bishop. “The Congressional Art Competition showcases our youth’s exceptional creativity and imagination on a platform the entire nation can enjoy, educating others on the importance of art and encouraging our young artists to explore their own potential.”

All participants will be invited to attend a reception on April 8, 2016 in Albany where all submissions will be on display and a winner will be announced. The winner of this year’s competition will receive prizes from the Albany Museum of Art; have his or her artwork displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a busy underground walkway to the U.S. Capitol from the House office buildings; and will have the unique opportunity to join Congressman Bishop at a national awards reception in Washington, D.C.

All artwork must be submitted to Congressman Sanford D. Bishop’s Office at 235 West Roosevelt Avenue, Suite 114 in Albany, Georgia no later than March 31, 2016. The official competition rules can be found here. For more information, please contact Toni Pickel in the Albany District Office by email at or by phone at 229-439-8067.