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Loebsack announces 2014 Congressional high school art competition

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:19 a.m. CST

Congressman Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, announced high school students in the Second Congressional District may now submit their original artwork to be considered for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.

The annual competition is hosted by the United States House of Representatives to recognize talented young artists from across the nation. The winning student from each district is invited to Washington, D.C., to attend a reception held in their honor and will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. The deadline for artwork to be received is April 11.

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

This year, to make submission of art work easier and to open the contest to as many students as possible, the winner of the contest will be chosen by the public through online voting. The submission process has also been streamlined.

Details on how to submit art work are available by visiting Loebsack’s website. All entries must be submitted no later than Friday, April 11, at 11:59 p.m. For additional details about the competition, students should contact Dave Leshtz at 319-351-0789 or by email at david.leshtz@mail.house.gov.

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