Kids Matter sponsors and supports the annual Congressional Art Competition with Congressman Kenny Marchant (TX-24) from the 24th U.S. Congressional District of Texas. The art competition allows young student artists the chance to showcase their work locally, as well as the chance to be recognized at the national level for their talent and creativity. Hundreds of entries are submitted each year from students in the area to showcase their artistic abilities. Kids Matter is proud to sponsor a local program that invests in the creativity and talents of students in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. With budget cuts at the state, federal and local levels, the school arts programs, such as music, painting, and theatre are being pushed aside. We believe these are necessary for the total development of a child; So it is with great pleasure that we support this most worthwhile effort.
The top applicants of the Congressional Art Competition attend a local reception in Grapevine, Texas where the winner is announced. The winner and their family attend a special ceremony in Washington, DC where the winning art is displayed in our nation’s Capitol for an entire year.
The Congressional Art Contest Winner for 2015 is Zhexin “Lola” Jiang. The winner was announced at the Congressional Art Competition reception at Tower Gallery of Grapevine, TX on May 2, 2015. Kids Matter provides the winning recipient with hotel accommodations in Washington D.C. and funds for trip incidentals.