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Congress art competition call to high school artists in District 2

Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) has announced that New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional District will participate in the 2013 Congressional Art Competition. Every year, participating students from New Hampshire and across the country submit their artistic work for a chance to be displayed in the U.S. Capitol.

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent across the nation.

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. Since then, more than 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

The contest is open to all high school students in the 2nd District. The over-all winner of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol with artwork from other contest winners nationwide.

Each piece can be no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches wide by 4 inches, including the frame. Artwork selected as the winning piece will be required to be framed and must still adhere to the size guidelines. All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.

If a student would like to enter this year’s competition, have a school representative (art teacher) contact staff member Dawn Pollinger at 226-1002 or

For more information on the competition, visit

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