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Visclosky urges high schoolers to enter Congressional Art Contest by April 28

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U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st, is announcing the 2017 Congressional Art Competition for high school students from Indiana’s 1st Congressional District.

Each year, the Congressional Institute and Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor the Congressional Art Competition as an opportunity to promote the artistic talent in each Congressional District.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great program that recognizes and celebrates the talent of young artists in Northwest Indiana,” Visclosky said. “I encourage all high school students to participate in this outstanding opportunity.”

Please note that there is no required theme for the submission; however, themes from Northwest Indiana, U.S. history, government, and culture are encouraged. The grand-prize winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year, and will receive two complimentary round-trip tickets from Southwest Airlines to attend a ceremony unveiling the artwork in Washington, D.C. Also note that all additional travel arrangements and expenses will be the responsibility of the winner.

All artwork submissions and application forms must be brought to Visclosky’s Merrillville office no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 28. Artwork will be accepted during the Merrillville office’s normal hours of operation: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Complete information about the Congressional Art Competition, including guidelines and application forms, is available at

If applicants have any additional questions or concerns, please contact the Merrillville office at (219) 795-1844.




Posted 4/4/2017




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