Bright Side: Students enter Congressional Art Competition

By WEEK Producer

Bright Side: Students enter Congressional Art Competition

February 17, 2014 Updated Feb 17, 2014 at 8:25 PM CDT

Area high school students could see their artwork hanging in the U-S Capitol.

Congressman Rodney Davis, (R) 13th District announced Monday that he is accepting entries for the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.

The winner's artwork will hang in the Capitol for an entire year.

Entries must be submitted to Davis' district offices by March 21.

The entry only needs to be framed if it is selected as the winner to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

Participating students' artwork will be on display from March 24 - March 28 at Richland Community College David Erlanson Art Gallery in Decatur with a special reception being held on March 28 from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. where this year's winner will be announced.

The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982, and hundreds of thousands of high school students have participated throughout the years. One winner is chosen from each participating district, and the winner's artwork is then sent to Washington, D.C. for display in the U.S. Capitol. Each winner also receives a roundtrip ticket to Washington, D.C. compliments of Southwest Airlines.

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