Lance Invites Students To Enter Congressional Art Competition

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FLEMINGTON — U.S. Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ-7) invited high school students who reside in New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District to enter the 2011 Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor the national high school arts competition.  Lance and fellow U.S. Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) are serving as bipartisan co-chairs for this year’s Congressional Art Competition.


“It is my privilege to be a co-chair of the 2011 Congressional District Art Competition,” said Lance. “It’s my hope that artistically talented Seventh District high school students and other young artists from across the Nation will consider participating in this year’s unique art contest.”

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.  The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district.

The art contest is free and open to all high school students’ grades 9 through 12 and who reside in the Seventh Congressional District of New Jersey. All artwork must be original in concept, design, and execution. For more information and guidelines, please visit

All artwork must be submitted by April 21 to one of Lance’s two district offices:  425 North Avenue East,Westfield, New Jersey 07090 or 23 Royal Road, Flemington, New Jersey 08822.

Winners will be announced on Saturday, April 30 at special ceremony held at Merck located at 2015 Galloping Hill Road in Kenilworth.  The overall winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year with other winners from across the country.

Students interested in participating in the 2011 congressional arts competition should contact Brad Myhre in Lance’s Flemington office for further details at 1-908-788-6900 or

Past year’s winners include Marta Buda of Watchung (2009) and Andrew Manno of Bound Brook (2010).

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