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U.S. Rep Lawson Hosts District-Wide Art Competition

Winning Artwork to be featured in U.S. Capitol for one year

Congressman Al Lawson (D-FL) is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Congressional Art Com- petition. This annual art contest, held by members

of the U.S. House of Representatives, highlights the creative talents of students in each of the congres- sional districts.

“I am pleased to host the Congressional Art Com- petition for students in Florida’s 5th Congres-

sional District,” said Rep. Lawson. “Art is a way for our students to express themselves and showcase their creativity. I am ex- cited to see all of this year’s entries.”

The competition is open to students in grades 7-12. Winners from each congressional district will receive two tickets to fly to Washington, D.C., to at- tend a congressional reception and see the unveiling of their artwork in the U.S. Capitol. The artwork will remain on display in the U.S. Capitol for one year, where it may be viewed by the millions of visitors. The winning art- work will also be featured on the U.S. House’s Congressional Art Competition webpage.

Artwork and application materials are due to Rep. Lawson’s district office by Friday, April 20. To enter,

students must e-mail a high-resolution photo- graph of the artwork sub- mission and the completed Student Infor- mation and Release Form to Jessika Eglin at gov. Winners will be announced in early May.

For a full set of rules and the application form, visit

Rep. Lawson’s Website and ndividuals may also contact Rep. Lawson’s district office at 850-558-9450 for more information.