Local high school students invited to enter Congressional art competition

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on March 20, 2012

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo  invites high school students to participate in the 2012 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery. Every spring Rep. Eshoo launches a district-wide art competition for high school students from throughout the 14th Congressional District, encouraging them to participate by submitting their original work to the District Office at 698 Emerson Street, Palo Alto by Friday, April 6, 2011, before 5:30 pm.

The student whose work is chosen by a panel of local artists will have his or her artwork displayed in the corridors of the nation’s Capitol.  The first place winner will receive two round trip tickets to Washington, D.C. from Southwest Airlines and will join students from across the country to be honored at a reception in mid-June. First place winners will be given the opportunity to enroll at Savannah College of Arts and Design and may be eligible to receive an artistic scholarship of at least $3,000, if they meet or exceed admission requirements.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.  Since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated in the nation-wide competition.

For more information on Congressional Art Competition guidelines, please visit www.eshoo.house.gov, or call (650) 323-2984.

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