WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) announced Friday that he will be hosting a congressional art contest for high school students within the Seventh Congressional District, which includes towns in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Somerset, and Union counties.
Lance said the winning artwork will hang in a corridor in the United States Capitol Building for one year along with art from similar art contests held in congressional districts across the country.
“It is my privilege to host this special Congressional District Arts Competition,” said Lance. “It’s my hope that artistically talented Seventh District high school students will consider participating in this unique art contest.”
The National Congressional Arts competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since that time more than 650,000 high school students have been involved in the competition.
Lance’s art contest is free and open all high school students’ grades 9 through 12, who reside in the Seventh Congressional District of New Jersey. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution.
All entries must be submitted to Lance’s Flemington or Westfield district offices no later than May 5. Students who would like to participate should contact Brad Myhre in Lance’s Flemington office for further details at 1-908-788-6900.
Lance noted that last year’s art contest winner was Marta Buda from Watchung.
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