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Long Seeking Artwork for Congressional Art Competition

Springfield, MO, February 20, 2013
Tags: Education
U.S. Rep. Billy Long is currently looking for the next winning artwork to represent Missouri's 7th District in the Congressional Art Competition.

U.S. Rep. Billy Long is currently looking for the next winning artwork to represent Missouri’s 7th District in the Congressional Art Competition.

The art competition challenges high school students to come up with an original painting, drawing, print, collage, mixed media, computer-generated art, or photograph.  The 1st place winner will have their artwork displayed in the corridor of the United States Capitol for one year as well as be invited to participate in the opening event in Washington, D.C. 

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity for 7th District high school students to showcase their artistic talents,” Long said.  “I am looking forward to again seeing the creativity and effort put into these projects created by students in Southwest Missouri.”

The Congressional Art Competition allows Members of Congress to inspire and appreciate the artistic talents of emerging artists in their congressional districts. The winning piece for Missouri’s 7th District will be selected by a panel of professional artists. 

Information about the art competition was sent to district high schools last week.  Participating schools should have their students bring their artwork to Rep. Long’s district office at 3232 E. Ridgeview, Springfield, no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 19, 2013.  Once the artwork is assembled, the panel of professional artists will choose the winner. 

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