High School Students Encouraged to Enter Congressional Arts Competition – Bedford-Katonah, NY Patch

Rep. Nan Hayworth, M.D. (R-NY) announced the annual congressional Artistic Discovery art competition and encouraged high school students in New York’s 19thCongressional District to submit entries.  Peekskill, Cortlandt, Yorktown, Bedford, Katonah, Southeast, Cross River, Somers, Golden’s Bridge, Brewster and Croton Falls and all located within the 19th District. The winning entry will be displayed as part of a year-long national exhibition in the United States Capitol.  

“The Artistic Discovery congressional arts competition is a wonderful opportunity for 19th District students to showcase their artistic talents locally and nationally,” Hayworth noted.  “Our district has many talented and promising young artists and I strongly encourage students to participate in the competition.”

Since its inception almost 30 years ago, more than 650,000 high school students have submitted artwork for this nationwide competition.  Each high school student in the 19th Congressional District may submit one entry of two-dimensional artwork created during the 2010-2011 school year.  Submissions must be no larger than 28 inches high, 28 inches wide, and 4 inches deep and details on acceptable mediums are located in the guidelines document. The registration deadline for student entry forms is April 26, 2011.  

A reception and awards ceremony showcasing all entered artwork will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011 at the Orange County Citizens Foundation Gallery in Chester, NY.  The winning piece will be selected by an independent panel of judges from the local community.  Students’ artwork will be on display at the gallery until Saturday, May 14, 2011. The winning artist and one guardian will be presented with two roundtrip tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend the unveiling reception at the U.S. Capitol as well as a $1500 per year scholarship to an art and design college, should they apply and be accepted.

For additional information and entry forms, please contact Stephanie Sweeton in Congresswoman Hayworth’s office by phone at (845) 291-4139, or email stephanie.sweeton@mail.house.gov.  Information is also available at www.hayworth.house.gov

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