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Kinzinger announces Congressional art competition

Published: Sunday, March 24, 2013 4:59 a.m. CST

OTTAWA — Congressman Adam Kinzinger is currently accepting submissions from 16th District high school students for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives each spring sponsor a nationwide high school art competition. The Congressional Art Competition recognizes and encourages artistic talent across the nation.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity to see the hard work put forward by the talented high school students of the 16th District,” said Congressman Kinzinger. “I look forward to seeing the creative entries for the 2013 contest.”

The office of Congressman Kinzinger will have a panel of judges, as well as a crowd-sourced vote, to determine the winners of the competition.

The first-place piece will be displayed in a year-long exhibit in the Cannon tunnel that leads to the U.S. Capitol.  The first-place winner will also be awarded travel for two to Washington, D.C., to attend the official art show opening and a reception in his or her honor along with other art contest winners from congressional districts throughout the country.  Second- and third-place prizes will also be awarded.

The contest is open to all high school students in the 16th District. Artwork must adhere to all of the competition guidelines and must be submitted to the Ottawa office by 5 p.m. Friday, April 12. Interested participants can contact Congressman Kinzinger’s Ottawa office at (815) 431-9271.

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