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One lucky high school student in Illinois’ 17th Congressional District will get to hang out with his or her artwork as it hangs out on a wall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington this year.
Creative students have until April 13 to enter one piece of work in the annual contest.
“There are so many talented young artists across our region, and I highly encourage Illinois high school students to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition,” U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL), who represents the district, said. “The Congressional Art Competition is a tremendous opportunity for students’ work to be displayed for thousands of Americans to see. As someone who has always had an appreciation for the arts, I’m honored to help feature the work of a young Illinois artist in the U.S. Capitol and look forward to seeing all of the entries.”
To enter, students must fill out the form at https://bustos.house.gov/congressional-art-competition/, which also contains full details about the competition and the types of art sought. They must also send a digital version of their artwork to Artwork.Bustos@mail.house.gov. Every entry will be shared online for public voting.
The Congressional Art Competition, sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives, began in 1982. One winning piece of art from each district will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington for a year. Winners also receive two airline tickets to Washington. Runner-up artwork will be displayed Bustos’ offices in Illinois and Washington.
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