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Rep. Axne invites high school students to submit artwork for Congressional art competition

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Today, U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) announced the first day to submit artwork for the 2019 High School Congressional Art Competition. Each Spring, the Congressional Art Institute sponsors the Artistic Discovery Contest to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the nation. High school students throughout the Third District are invited to submit original pieces of art to Rep. Axne’s office. The final day to submit artwork is April 30th.
 
The first-place winner will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend a reception held in their honor on June 24th. Additionally, the first-place winner’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.
 
Today is the first day students can submit pieces of artwork either online, or by mail to the Congresswoman’s Des Moines District office. More information on the competition and submission details are available below or online at: www.axne.house.gov.  
 
More Information:
Each Third District high school student may submit one piece of artwork. There is no limit to the number of submissions per school. The artwork must be an original piece no more than 28 inches by 28 inches, 4 inches in depth, and may not weigh more than 15 pounds.
 
Submissions should be sent Rep. Axne’s Des Moines District Office. Or, participants can take a photo of their artwork and email it to IA03.ArtContest@mail.house.gov. Included with the artwork submission must be a Student Information & Release Form and a 100-200 word summary of your piece. This must be attached to the email or printed and sent with the artwork to the Des Moines Office.