Ron Paul seeks artwork from high school students

April 14, 2012 at midnight
Updated April 13, 2012 at 11:14 p.m.

Rep. Ron Paul is once again hosting the Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the 14th Congressional District. The competition is open to all high school students living in the district.

Students are not required to adhere to a specific theme, and a variety of mediums are acceptable. The deadline for submissions is April 26.

The winner of the District 14 Congressional Art Competition will have his or her artwork on display in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for one year.

The winner will also have an opportunity to earn a scholarship to the Savannah School of Art and Design and will receive airfare for two on Southwest Airlines to travel to Washington, D.C., to participate in special events with other winners from districts across the U.S.

Last year, Christian Diaz, a senior at Angleton High School, won the competition for the 14th Congressional District. He and his mother traveled to Washington, D.C., for the art competition events and had an opportunity to meet Paul and his staff. They also took tours of the U.S. Capitol and other area attractions while visiting.

Artwork submitted from Congressman Paul's district in 2011 can be found on his official congressional Facebook page.

The following restrictions are necessary:

Piece must be two-dimensional. • Each piece can be no larger than 28 inches high by 28 inches wide to the outside dimensions of the frame.

• No more than four inches in depth.

Artwork will hang in the Capitol for the entire year of the exhibition and cannot be returned to students earlier. Students, therefore, should submit artwork they will not need for other purposes.

Each entry must be an original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.



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