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Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) announced details today for this year’s Congressional Art Competition. This annual competition allows members of Congress to display the talent and creativity of their high school constituents.
The winning entry from each Congressional district will be displayed as part of an exhibit in the United States Capitol for one year. The winner will travel to Washington, D.C. for a reception honoring the national winners.
“New Mexico has a long and rich tradition in the arts and the Congressional Art Competition provides young artists the opportunity to display their fine work,” Luján said.The competition is open to all high school students within the Third Congressional District of New Mexico. All entries must be submitted to Luján’s Santa Fe district office by 5 p.m. April 25. The winner will be announced at a reception on May 3.
• A photo of each piece of artwork should be submitted with each piece of artwork (Rep. Luján’s office will take a photo of the artwork if the student is unable to produce a photo for submission).
• A completed 2014 Congressional Art Competition Student Information and Release Form lujan.house.gov/uploads/2014%20Art%20Comp%20-%20Student%20Release%20Form.pdf (signed by a parent or guardian if the student is under the age of 18), must be submitted with each piece of artwork.