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Congressional art contest open to 16th District students

The 2018 Congressional Art Competition is now accepting submissions from all high school students who live in the 16th Congressional District, announced Congressman Adam Kinzinger this week. 

“This competition encourages and recognizes young artists in our community to showcase their talents and skills, and to share their creativity," Kinzinger said in a statement. "I’m always impressed with the artwork we receive, and I am already looking forward to seeing the outstanding submissions that this year’s competition will bring.”

Each spring, the U.S. House of Representatives offers young artists across the country an opportunity to showcase their abilities. The first-place pieces of artwork are displayed in a yearlong exhibit spanning along the walls of the Cannon Tunnel, which leads to the U.S. Capitol Building. 

Three runner-up pieces from the 16th District will be displayed in the Kinzinger’s district offices.
In addition to having their art displayed, the first-place winner will be awarded two tickets to Washington, D.C., to attend the official art show opening and a reception hosted by the Congressional Institute.
The submission deadline for the 36th annual competition is 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, at the Ottawa district office, 628 Columbus St., No. 507. All high school students living in the district are eligible to participate.
For more information, call Kinzinger’s Ottawa office at 815-431-9271.

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