Here’s the press release from the office of Rep. Patrick McHenry:
Washington, DC – Congressman Patrick McHenry is turning to the public to choose the 10th District’s entry for the Annual Congressional Art Contest. The Congressional Art Contest is a privately-funded competition with support from Southwest Airlines and the Congressional Institute.
The 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.
“It’s important to support the arts and to support young artists across western NC,” said Congressman McHenry. “This contest allows individuals across the 10th District to appreciate the work of our region’s gifted young artists. The grand prize winner will also have the opportunity to pursue an education in the arts. I hope everyone will take a couple of minutes to vote for their favorite work of art from these talented students.”
All entries are currently being displayed on the Congressman’s Facebook Page at facebook.com/CongressmanMcHenry and the entry with the most “Likes” will be deemed the winner.