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Rep. Todd Young Accepting Entries For 2014 Congressional Art Competition
Updated March 5, 2014 11:49 AM
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(UNDATED) - Congressman Todd Young is pleased to announce that the 2014 Congressional Art Competition (CAC) has begun.

This nationwide annual art competition encourages high school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories to showcase their artistic ability. Any legal resident of the 9th Congressional District of Indiana may submit artwork to the 9th District offices in Jeffersonville, Bloomington or Greenwood.

The CAC was established in 1982 so that members of Congress could recognize and encourage the artistic talents of their young constituents, and all 2014 entries will be hung and on display to the public at the Jeffersonville 9th District office for three weeks, as well as showcased on the website throughout the year.

One entry will be chosen to represent the 9th Congressional District of Indiana, and will hang in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., for one year as part of an exhibition showcasing outstanding artwork from across the country. In addition, the first-place entrant will receive a pair of roundtrip airline tickets to Washington, D.C. for a gala reception in June honoring all winners. Entries will be scored by a panel of professional artists from the 9th District.

Additionally, a runner-up will be selected through votes on Young's Facebook page at http://facebook.com/RepToddYoung. The artist whose work receives the most "Likes" on Facebook will receive a special recognition from the Congressman. Their work will also be displayed in the Jeffersonville Constituent Service Center for one year.

More information about the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, including eligibility information, contest rules and entry forms can be found on Rep. Young's website at http://toddyoung.house.gov/congressional-art-competition/, or by contacting Clay Helton or Deb Johannes in the Jeffersonville office at (812) 288-3999.

WHO: High school students in Indiana's 9th Congressional District

WHAT: 2013 Congressional Art Competition

WHEN: Deadline for submitting entries is Tuesday, April 15, 2014. The winning entry will be announced on April 28, 2014

WHERE: Entries can be submitted to the 9th District Constituent Service Centers at 279 Quartermaster Court in Jeffersonville; 320 W 8th Street, Suite 114, in Bloomington (on Mon., Wed. or Fri.); or 2 N Madison Ave in Greenwood (Tues. and Thurs.)

Indiana's 9th District includes all or parts of Brown, Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Jackson, Johnson Lawrence, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Scott, and Washington Counties in south central Indiana.



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