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Written by Kirsten Hartman   
Wednesday, 19 March 2014 08:42

Congressman announces annual competition, winner will receive two round-trip air tickets to see their artwork displayed in US Capitol

Washington, DC – Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-01) today invited high school students from across Iowa’s First Congressional District to submit original artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”

“There are many talented high school artists in eastern Iowa, and I encourage young artists across the First District to participate in this year’s art competition,” Braley said. “It’s my great pleasure to feature young Iowa artists in the US Capitol, and it’s a wonderful opportunity for their work to be on display for visitors from around the country to see.”

The Congressional Art Competition, first held in 1982, is a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the US House of Representatives.  One winning piece of artwork from each congressional district will be selected to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the US Capitol Building in Washington for one year.

Any high school student from the First Congressional District of Iowa is eligible to submit their artwork for consideration.  To enter, students must submit a digital image of their artwork via Braley’s website.  The submissions will be compiled into an internet gallery for public voting.

The submission deadline is April 22nd, 2014.  There is a limit of one submission per student.  Voting will begin on April 23, 2014 and close on May 1, 2014 when the winner will be announced.  He or she will receive two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, DC, to see their artwork displayed and attend a winners’ reception.

For full details on the 2014 Art Competition, including information on how to enter, please visit Braley’s website.

List of Past Iowa First District Art Competition Winners:

2008    Stephanie Tarnish, Davenport

2009    Mitch Doll, Davenport

2010    Emily Schroeder, Cedar Falls

2011    Krista Stork, Dubuque
2012    Kelsey Feldman, West Union

2013    Skylar Papakee, Meskwaki Settlement High School

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