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Goodlatte Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, March 29, 2017 | Beth Breeding (202-225-5431) | comments
Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) announced today that the Congressional Art Competition for high school students throughout the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia is now underway:

“Capturing the beauty of nature in paint, sketching a scene from the past, or snapping a photo of life today – these are just some of the many ways art can tell a story. The Congressional Art Competition is a great opportunity for students to showcase their talents and share their story with visitors to the U.S. Capitol. I am always impressed by the skills of young artists in the Sixth Congressional District, and I look forward to reviewing this year’s submissions. I encourage all interested students to submit their artwork and ask others to help pass information about this opportunity along.”

Background: The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students who reside in the Sixth Congressional District. The winner of the Sixth District’s competition will be on display for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.

The format for the Sixth District’s Congressional Art Competition is as follows:
• Students or instructors may deliver their artwork in-person to one of Congressman Goodlatte’s Sixth District offices located in Roanoke, Lynchburg, Staunton, and Harrisonburg.

• Students or instructors may also arrange for a member of Congressman Goodlatte's district staff to pick up the artwork at a designated location.

• Students or instructors may take a digital photograph(s) of the artwork and send it via e-mail to Michael Ambrose at

To review the official rules and guidelines for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition and access the student release form, please visit Goodlatte.House.Gov. Submissions that do not adhere to the Competition guidelines will not be considered.
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Tags: Education