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Congresswoman Waters Announces 2014 Congressional Art Competition

April 16, 2014
Press Release

Congresswoman Maxine Waters' office is now accepting submissions for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. This annual competition celebrates the artistic spirit of high school students across the nation, offering them an opportunity to showcase their talent and compete to have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for a full year. Interested student artists must reside or attend a high school in the 43rd Congressional District to compete. This year's submission deadline is Monday, April 25, 2014 at 5:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.

"Every year, the Congressional Art Competition affords the young artists of California's 43rd Congressional District with the opportunity to shine in our nation's capitol," said Congresswoman Waters. "I always enjoy this time of year and look forward to seeing the winner's artwork represent our dynamic district and California in the halls of the U.S. Capitol Building."

A panel of renowned artists and art instructors selects the winning pieces, which are then displayed in the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Congresswoman Waters' office on Capitol Hill and her Los Angeles District office. Entries may be dropped off or mailed to Congressman Waters' Los Angeles office, located at 10124 South Broadway Suite 1, Los Angeles, CA 90003. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 5:00pm. The competition is open to high school students only, however exceptions may be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus.

Students will be required to adhere to the rules of the competition and will need to submit all artwork with a corresponding student release form to the District office. The form and all guidelines regarding the competition can be found on Congresswoman Waters' website. For more information, please call (323) 757-8900.