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McHenry announces art contest



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U.S. Rep. Patrick McHenry has announced the submission deadlines for the 2014 Congressional Art Contest.

According to a press release sent Tuesday, the Congressional Art Contest began in 1982. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students nationwide have participated in the event enabling young visual artists to showcase their creative talent. Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photographs. All entries will be judged by a panel.

This year’s theme is “An Artistic Discovery,” and the winning artwork from each Congressional District will be prominently displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The “Grand Prize” winner will also receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony. He or she will also be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design.

“Last year, we received a tremendous level of interest from local students, and I hope this year is even better,” McHenry said. “It is always a pleasure to meet with the 10th District’s winning artist and see their work on display whenever I walk to the House floor for votes.”

Those interested in more information about the Congressional Art Contest should visit mchenry.house.gov.



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