Middle School Art Contest Open to 70th District Students

Middle school students who live in the 70th Representative District are invited to submit artwork to the Legislative Art Contest offered by State Representative Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore.  An overall winner and two runners-up will be chosen to have their artwork displayed at the State Capitol in Springfield for one week during the spring legislative session in May.

“I recognize the value of artistic expression and the role it plays in education,” Representative Keicher said. “This Art Contest is one effort to show my support of the arts in our schools and to celebrate our talented students!”

The competition is open to all middle school students. Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 30 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal.
  • Collages
  • Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums.

Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.

Entries must be delivered to Keicher’s district office or postmarked by April 16, 2021 to:

State Representative Jeff Keicher, 158 W. State Street, Suite C, Sycamore, IL 60178.

The 70th District includes most of DeKalb County along with portions of western Kane County and eastern Boone County. To view a map of the district to see if your student is a resident, please click HERE.