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U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.) today announced the start of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from the 13th Congressional District of Illinois. The winner’s artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. for an entire year.

“I’m excited to host the 13th District’s Congressional Art Competition as a way to give young artists an opportunity to display their work and show off their artistic abilities,” said Davis. “It will give me great pride to point out the winning artwork to constituents and colleagues each time I’m walking to the Capitol.”

The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982, and hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated throughout the years. One winner is chosen from each participating district, and the winner’s artwork is then sent to Washington, D.C. for display in the U.S. Capitol. Each winner also receives a roundtrip ticket to Washington, D.C. compliments of Southwest Airlines.

Entries for the competition are now being accepted and must be submitted to Rep. Davis’ district offices by Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The entry only needs to be framed if it is selected as the winner to be hung in the U..S. Capitol. The district offices are located at 2004 Fox Dr., in Champaign and 243 Water St., Suite 100, in Decatur.

For any additional questions or to obtain a copy of the guidelines and student release forms, please visit the official Congressional Art Competition Website or contact Jen White in Rep. Davis’ office at 217.403.4690 or jen.white@mail.house.gov

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