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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Rigell's Office To Accept Entries for Congressional
High School Art Competition
Virginia Beach, VA – Congressman Scott Rigell (VA-2) announced today that his office will soon be accepting entries for this year’s Congressional Art Competition, a nationwide high school arts competition sponsored by the Congressional Institute. The competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the nation and in individual Congressional districts.
“This art competition is truly a highlight of the year for me,” said Rigell. “I have the distinct pleasure of representing so many unique and talented students in Virginia’s Second Congressional District. The creativity in our region alone could fill the walls of Congress. This is a great opportunity to recognize and reward our creative minds across the country. I’m really looking forward to seeing the entries this year.”
The Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery,” is open to all high school students across the nation. Students submit entries to their Representative’s office, and panels of local artists and officials in each district select the winning entries. Entries from the second district will be accepted in the Congressman’s Virginia Beach office April 23, 24, and 25 between 9 am and 5 pm. Students who live on the Eastern Shore, Newport News, and Hampton in need of assistance with picking up artwork may contact xxx or call (757) 687-8290 to coordinate. Winners will be announced at a ceremony on May 2 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm at The Art Institute of Virginia Beach at Town Center.
Winning entries are then displayed for one year at the Capitol (first place) and in Congressman Rigell’s Washington and local offices (second and third place). The first place winner is also invited to an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C., where they can meet with the Congressman and see his or her work on display.
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. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.
Instructions on submitting artwork to Congressman Rigell’s office can be found
To ask questions about the competition or submitting artwork, contact xxx or (757) 687-8290 in Congressman Rigell’s office.
See last year’s winners