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Student artwork sought for congressional competition

U.S. Representative Collin Peterson is inviting high school students from across the Seventh Congressional District to submit their artwork for the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.

The Congressional Art Competition provides an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents.

The competition is open to all high school students. The overall winner of each participating district will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel leading into the U.S. Capitol.

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 3 inches in depth. The artwork may be:

• Paintings, including oil, acrylics and watercolor

• Drawings, including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink and markers

• Collage

• Prints, including lithographs, silkscreen and block prints

• Mixed media

• Computer generated art

• Photography

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution. Paintings, drawings, etc., that are a reproduction of another artist's work (including photographs) do not qualify for this competition.

Selection of the winning artwork will be made in early May. The deadline for all submissions is April 22.

To apply, submit a photograph of the artwork to