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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Luján Announces 2012 Congressional Art Competition for High School Students

Congressman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced details today for this year’s Congressional Art Competition. This annual competition allows members of Congress to display the talent and creativity of their high school constituents. The winning entry from each Congressional district will be displayed as part of an exhibit in the United States Capitol for one year. The winner will travel to Washington, D.C. for a reception honoring the national winners.

“The Congressional Art Competition gives New Mexico’s young and aspiring artists an opportunity to showcase their talents and have their artwork on display in the halls of Congress,” Congressman Luján said. “New Mexico has a rich artistic tradition and it is exciting to see the next generation of artists who will build upon that legacy. I wish all of the contestants the best of luck and look forward to seeing their works of art.”

The competition is open to all high school students within the Third Congressional District of New Mexico. All entries must be submitted to Luján’s Santa Fe district office by Friday, April 20, 2012 at 5 p.m. The winner will be announced at a reception on Saturday, April 28.

Follow this link for the 2012 3rd Congressional District of New Mexico General Guidelines for Students.

March 13, 2012 at 02:59 PM in Arts, Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (NM-03), Youth | Permalink