Farm life is art contest theme

Published 4:43 pm Tuesday, February 23, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This spring marks the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students across the country. 

“This competition is a unique opportunity for students to showcase their artistic abilities and represent Virginia’s Fifth District in the United States Capitol,” U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt said in a press release.

The theme of the Fifth District’s 2016 contest is Virginia’s Farm Life.

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“I encourage all high school students who live the Fifth Congressional District to participate in this enduring, outstanding competition,” said Hurt. “The arts contribute greatly to our culture and communities and this competition presents a rare opportunity to have student artwork displayed in the United States Capitol, where it will be viewed by members of Congress and countless visitors from around the world who pass through the Capitol each day.”

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The deadline for submission is April 20. 

For more information, contact Denise Van Valkenburg at (434) 791-2596.