Hoyer Announces 26th Annual Congressional Arts Competition for H.S. Students - Southern Maryland Headline News

Hoyer Announces 26th Annual Congressional Arts Competition for H.S. Students

Invites High School Art Students to Participate for Chance to Display Work in U.S. Capitol

WASHINGTON - Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD) encourages high school art students who reside in Maryland's 5th Congressional District, which includes Calvert, Charles and St. Mary's Counties, and parts of Prince George's and Anne Arundel Counties, to participate in the 26th Annual Congressional Arts Competition for a chance to have their artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

"This competition provides our young people with a valuable opportunity to showcase their talent and creativity on a national stage," said Hoyer. "I strongly encourage high school students in the 5th Congressional District to participate in this rewarding competition, which recognizes gifted young artists all across the country."

Through the annual Congressional Arts Competition, Members of Congress showcase the artistic talent of high school students within their districts. Congressman Hoyer sent letters to all of the high schools throughout Maryland's 5th District announcing the Congressional Arts Competition and outlining the rules for artwork submission.

To be considered for the Annual Congressional Arts Competition, all artwork must be delivered to one of Congressman Hoyer's district offices located in Waldorf or Greenbelt by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2007. Congressman Hoyer's Waldorf office address is: 401 Post Office Road, Suite 202, Waldorf, MD 20602. The Greenbelt address is: U.S. District Courthouse, 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Suite 310, Greenbelt, MD 20770. Students interested in participating can also call Congressman Hoyer's Waldorf District Office at 301-843-1577 with any questions.

After entries have been submitted by the required date, a panel comprised of members of the 5th District arts community, including art teachers and professional artists, will review the artwork and select one piece to represent the 5th District in the U.S. Capitol, where it will hang for one year. All other entries will be displayed in Congressman Hoyer's Waldorf District Office. The judging is scheduled to take place during the week of May 7, 2007.

Once a winner is selected, he or she will be invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony in Washington, DC in June of this year.

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