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Congressional High School Art Competition entries due

Apr 03, 2017

WASHINGTON – Congressman Dave Loebsack has announced that high school students in the Iowa’s 2nd Congressional District can now submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

The annual competition is hosted by the United States House of Representatives to recognize talented young artists from across the nation. The winning student from each district is invited to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception held in their honor and will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

The deadline for entries to be received is April 21.

“The vast amount of talent that Iowa’s students display year after year continues to amaze me,” said Loebsack. “The creativity of our talented young artists demonstrates that the arts are thriving in Iowa. For a young artist, having your artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol is quite a remarkable accomplishment. I look forward to seeing this year’s entries and meeting the winning student.”

Once again, to make the contest as easy as possible and open to as many students as possible, this year’s winner will be chosen by the public through an online vote.

The artist of the winning piece will receive two round trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend the reception and unveiling of their artwork in the Capitol. All other expenses must be covered by the winner.

Details on how to submit artwork are available by clicking visiting Loebsack’s website at https://loebsack.house.gov/uploadedfiles/art_contest_submission_list_2017.pdf.

For additional details about the competition, students or teachers should contact David Leshtz by calling 319-351-0789 or emailingt David.leshtz@mail.house.gov.

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