Rep. Rick Allen Invites GA12 Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, March 20, 2015 | comments

U.S. Congressman Rick Allen (R-Ga.-12) today announced the opportunity for young Georgians in the 12th Congressional District to participate in the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. The competition is open to high school students, grades 9-12, who live or attend school in the 12th District. The winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year, alongside other winning entries from across the country, and also be invited to attend a special ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The first, second, and third runner up winner’s artwork will be showcased in Congressman Allen’s Washington, D.C. and district offices. In addition, there will be a “People’s Choice Award” winner, which constituents will choose by visiting Congressman Allen’s Facebook page and voting on submitted entries from April 27-May 1. The “People’s Choice Award” artwork will also be displayed in one of Congressman Allen’s offices. Congressman Allen will announce all winners on Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3:00 PM at an awards ceremony and reception, which will take place at 600 Broad Street in Augusta Ga.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the creativity and artistic talents of high school students in Georgia and across the country,” said Congressman Allen. “I look forward to seeing submissions from our young artists in the 12th district and encourage all interested high school students to take part in this special tradition.”

Artwork submitted must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. For more specific guidelines for competition entries, please visit Congressman Allen’s website HERE.

Students may submit one piece of artwork for entry in the competition from April 20-22 at one of the following drop-off locations. Entries should have the student’s release form attached to the back of his or her artwork when submitted.

·         Congressman Allen’s District Office in Augusta: 2743 Perimeter Parkway, Bldg. 200, Suite 225, Augusta, GA, 30909 (9am-5pm)

·         Dublin High School: 1127 Hillcrest Parkway, Dublin GA 31021

·         Appling County High School: 482 Blackshear Highway, Baxley, GA 31513

·         Toombs County High School: 600 Bulldog Rd, Lyons, GA 30436 (front office)

·         Statesboro High School: 10 Lester Rd, Statesboro, GA 30458 (front office from 8am-3pm)

·         Emanuel County Institute: 102 S. College St, Twin City, GA 30471

For more information, constituents can call Congressman Allen’s office at (706) 228-1980.

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