McHenry announces congressional art contest

Here’s the press release from the office of Rep. Patrick McHenry:

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry (R-NC) announced submission deadlines for the 2013 Congressional Art Contest. The Congressional Art Contest began in 1982, and, since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated in this nationwide event enabling high school students to showcase their artistic ability.

This year’s theme is An Artistic Discovery, and the winning artwork from each Congressional District will be prominently displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The “Grand Prize” winner will also receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design.

All entries will be displayed on the Congressman’s Facebook Page and the entry with the most “Likes” will be deemed the winner.

“I encourage all high school students to submit their artwork, and I look forward to meeting North Carolina’s 10th Congressional District winner in May, and all of this year’s winners in June,” said Congressman McHenry.

The Congressional Art Contest is a privately-funded competition with support from SouthWest Airlines and the Congressional Institute. For more information, please visit


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