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CONGRESSIONAL ART CONTEST WINNERS HONORED APRIL 30CONGRESSIONAL ART CONTEST WINNERS HONORED APRIL 30

CONGRESSIONAL ART CONTEST WINNERS HONORED

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Posted on April 26, 2011

Event Details
Congressional Art Competition: “An Artistic Discovery”
April 30, Manderino Library
3 p.m.            Informal reception, Manderino Library Gallery
3:30 p.m.       Presentation of the colors, introduction of U.S. Rep. Mark Critz
3:45 p.m.       Announcement of overall winner, concluding remarks


U.S. Rep. Mark Critz is expected to be on hand when winners of the Congressional Art Competition are announced April 30 in Manderino Library.

The annual arts competition for high school students is sponsored by the members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

The artwork judged best overall in each participating Congressional district will be displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

Open to all U.S. high school students, the competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation, as well as within each congressional district.

This year’s theme is “An Artistic Discovery.”

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, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.