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Cravaack announces Congressional Art Competition

Rep. Chip Cravaack, R-Minn., will sponsor the 2011 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the 8th District. At this time, the congressman is seeking submissions to the competition. 

The winning entry will represent the 8th District in a nationwide exhibit at the United States Capitol. The winner will receive two roundtrip tickets to Washington, D.C., for the awards ceremony on June 24.

Any student at a public or private high school in the 8th District, including alternative, homeschooled or vocational, is eligible to submit a work of art. Students who enter the competition need to complete the 2011 Student Information/Release Form and submit it to the congressman’s North Branch office by April 21. Artwork must be two-dimensional (no sculptures) and can be in any medium, including painting, drawing, collage, print, mixed media, computer generated or photography, no larger than 28 inches by 28 inches to the outside dimensions of the frame and must be ready to hang.

Completed works may be dropped off, through April 21, at the congressman’s North Branch office, 6448 Main Street, Suite 6. The office is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artwork may also be dropped off from 3:30-6:30 p.m. on April 28 and April 30 at the North Country Museum of Arts in the old Hubbard County Courthouse at Third Street and Court Avenue in downtown Park Rapids.

Judging will take place at the North Country Museum of Arts. Artwork will be on exhibit at the museum from May 3-28. Students and their families are invited to a closing reception and awards ceremony from 2-4 p.m. May 14. The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m.

For more information about the contest, contact Mary May at (651) 237-8220 or (888) 563-7390.