Deadline Extended for Congressman Jonathan L. Jackson’s 2023 Art Competition for High School Students in Illinois’s First District (Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Jonathan L. Jackson is announcing an extension to the submission deadline for the 2023 Art Competition for high school students in Illinois’ First Congressional District. The nationwide art competition, sponsored by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in collaboration with the Congressional Institute, aims to recognize and encourage the artistic talent of young people across the nation.
In response to requests from students and teachers, the submission deadline has been extended to Friday, April 28, 2023. Congressman Jackson encourages students to take advantage of this extra time and submit their artwork to showcase their creative achievements and unique perspectives.
The winning artwork from the district’s competition will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, alongside winners from other districts around the country. Additionally, the top 10 finalists’ artwork from the district will be rotated between Congressman Jackson’s District and Washington, D.C. offices.
Students can submit their artwork physically or electronically. The updated submission deadline is Friday, April 28, 2023. More information on the 2023 Rules and Regulations, as well as the Student Release Form, can be found on Congressman Jackson’s website.
Congressman Jonathan Jackson’s Office
Congressman Jonathan L. Jackson represents Illinois’ First Congressional District. Born to civil rights leaders Rev. Jessie Jackson and Jacqueline Jackson, the fight for underrepresented people runs in Congressman Jackson’s blood. He has long been an advocate for marginalized communities using his platform to fight for equity and civil rights.
Congressman Jackson’s commitment to social justice and equality has been the driving force behind his activism. As the national spokesman for the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Congressman Jackson raised awareness about innocence and juvenile justice issues. He was heavily involved in the Chicago Police Department’s false confessions cases, such as those of Darrell Cannon, Oscar Walden, and Johnnie Lee Savory. He played a role in several high-profile human rights and social justice cases, including negotiations with Syrian President Hafez-Al-Assad for the release of captured American Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman and with Fidel Castro for the release of 22 Americans held in Cuba.
Deadline Extended for Congressman Jonathan L. Jackson’s 2023 Art Competition for High School Students in Illinois’s First District