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Congressman Lipinski Announces
Congressional Art Competition
ILLINOIS -Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) is inviting high school students from the 3rd Congressional District to participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece will be displayed in the Capitol complex in Washington, D.C., for visitors to view for the next year. The winner also receives two roundtrip tickets to Washington for the exhibition opening this summer. The runner-up will have their artwork displayed in Rep. Lipinski’s Washington office for one year.
The competition is open to all students in grades 9 through 12 who reside in the 3rd Congressional District. Entries must be received at Rep. Lipinski’s district offices in Chicago at 6245 S. Archer Ave.; Oak Lawn at 5309 W. 95th St.; Orland Park at 14700 Ravinia Ave.; and Lockport at 222. E. 9th St. A high-resolution file also may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artwork, which also includes photography and computer-generated art, must be received no later than April 15. Interested students should submit one original piece of two-dimensional work no bigger than 28 inches by 28 inches by 4 inches when framed.
For more information, including contest guidelines and student information and release forms, visit www.lipinski.house.gov/congressional-art-competition, or call the congressman’s Chicago office at 312-886-0481.
“Every year when reviewing entries for the Congressional Art Competition, I am amazed by the talent and imagination of the students in our district,” Rep. Lipinski said. “I encourage all students, parents and teachers to urge young artists to share their artwork for the 2013 competition. I am excited to see what our next generation of artists comes up with this year.”
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Last year, Abigail Best, of La Grange, was chosen as the winner from the 3rd Congressional District. Her winning piece, Time Part IV, is currently one of those featured on the Congressional Art Competition website, www.conginst.org/art-competition.