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High school student encouraged to participate in nationwide show

Winning piece to be displayed in US Capitol

Congressman Doc Hastings encourages high school students to participate in the high school art competition he sponsors each year in Central Washington.

This competition, formally known as "An Artistic Discovery," is part of a nationwide high school competition coordinated by the United States House of Representatives.

"This competition gives students the opportunity to share their creative and artistic talents," said Hastings. "I'm always pleased with the quality of submissions we receive and I encourage all interested high school students to participate."

Congressman Hastings has sent letters announcing the art competition to high schools in Central Washington.

The first place entry from Congressman Hastings' congressional district will be displayed in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. for one year.

The deadline for delivering artwork to Congressman Hastings' Tri-Cities office (2715 St. Andrews Loop, Suite D, Pasco) or his Yakima office (302 E. Chestnut) is March 4.

Interested students should contact Judy West at (509) 543-9396 for entry forms and additional information.

Art Competition Guidelines:

The competition is open to high school students only. Only one entry per student.

Art work must be two dimensional (no masks, no sculptures, etc.) and must be within the following categories: paintings (oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc), drawings, collages, prints (lithographs, silk screens, monotypes, block prints) photography and computer generated art.

The entry may not be larger than 32 inches by 32 inches framed. The size limitation is necessary to ensure adequate exhibition space. Art work that exceeds this size will not be accepted. Art work must be framed when submitted.

The entry must be an original concept. The entry may not reproduce an image from another person's work in the same or any other medium.

Final decision regarding suitability for exhibition in the Capitol rests with the Architect of the Capitol.


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