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Greg Walden announces 2011 Congressional Art Competition for high school students

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) today announced that the 2011 Congressional Art Competition, An Artistic Discovery, is now open to high school students throughout Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which includes central, southern and eastern Oregon. The contest is a nationwide endeavor for students to showcase their artistic abilities while competing for the chance to have their work displayed in the United States Capitol.

“This competition is a tremendous opportunity for young people interested in art, and it gives students the chance to have their work showcased for a national audience,” said Walden. “I encourage all high school students with work they would like to share to send it in and be a part of this year’s An Artistic Discovery.”

To enter the Congressional Art Competition, students must submit no more than two photographs of their work to Walden’s office by Monday, May 2, 2011. After artwork is received, one winner will be selected from Oregon’s Second Congressional District. A panel of judges will determine the final winners. The overall winner will have his or her artwork sent to Washington, D.C. to be displayed as part of the national student art exhibition in the U.S. Capitol. Four runners up will be invited to have their artwork hung in Walden’s Washington, D.C., Medford, Bend and La Grande offices. Artwork will hang in the Capitol and Walden’s offices for one year and will be returned at the conclusion of An Artistic Discovery in 2012.

Guidelines and entry forms can be obtained from Congressman Walden’s website: http://walden.house.gov/ArtCompetition.

Questions about the competition should be directed to Belinda Scalas in Walden’s Medford, Oregon office at (541) 776-4646 or Belinda.Scalas@mail.house.gov. Students may e-mail photos of their artwork by May 2 to Belinda at the above address (jpeg files), or photos of artwork can be sent via U.S. mail to the following address (must be received by May 2):

Congressman Greg Walden
Congressional Art Competition
843 East Main Street, Suite 400
Medford, OR 97504