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High School students can participate in art competition

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High school students in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio residing in the 6th Congressional District are invited to participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”

The winning artist will be invited to Washington D.C. for a national reception, and have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Rep. Bill Johnson’s Marietta, Salem, Cambridge, Ironton, or Washington, D.C. offices. All high school students living in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio are eligible to enter, regardless of where they attend school: public, private, home school or online school.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 and features artwork from students in nearly every congressional district in the country.

All artwork must be no larger than 28 x 28 x 4, including the frame, and can weigh no more than 15 lbs. The artwork should be original in design, concept and execution. Acceptable media include:

• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor.
• Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers.
• Collage.
• Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints.
• Mixed media: use of more than two media such as pencil, ink, watercolor.
• Computer-generated art.
• Photography.
Full guidelines can be found at: http://billjohnson.house.gov/constituentservices/artcompetition2013.hm

All submissions are due by April 25, and can either be mailed or delivered in person to Rep. Johnson’s Marietta Office (246 Front Street,), Salem Office (192 East State Street), Cambridge Office (116 Southgate Parkway) or Ironton Office (202 Park Avenue, Suite C). The top submissions will be selected by a three-person panel of experts and winners will be notified the first week of May.

Anyone with questions should contact Ben Keeler in the Marietta District Office at 740.376.0868

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