Loebsack Announces Deadline for Congressional High School Art Competition PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Joe Hand   
Friday, 13 April 2012 12:18

Original works by local high school students due April 18th

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that the deadline for high school students in the Second Congressional District to submit original pieces of art to be considered in the Congressional Art Competition is April 18th.  In the spring of every year, the United States House of Representatives hosts this competition to recognize talented young artists from across the nation. The winning student from each district is invited to Washington, DC for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

“The creativity of our talented young artists demonstrates that the arts are thriving in Iowa.  Each year that I have hosted this contest, I have been amazed by the talent of these students,” said Loebsack. “For a young artist, having your artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol is quite a remarkable accomplishment. Judging this competition is always difficult, but I look forward to seeing this year’s entries and meeting with the artists.”

All entries should be sent to Loebsack’s Iowa City office at 125 South Dubuque Street, not later than Wednesday, April, 18th.  Loebsack will also host a reception to honor all students who submit artwork on Saturday, April 21st from 11:00am to Noon at the University of Iowa’s Art Building West on North Riverside Drive in Iowa City. For additional details about the competition, students should contact Dave Leshtz in Loebsack’s Iowa City office at 319-351-0789.

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