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Congressman Peters Launches Congressional Art Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) launched the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in the 52nd District. The competition, which began in 1982 and has seen more than 650,000 participants, is held annually across the country.

“This competition is a great opportunity to not only celebrate and showcase the artistic talent and creativity of students in San Diego, Coronado, and Poway, but also encourage students to explore their creativity in a way that will foster a lifelong love of the arts,” Peters said. “As a former board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and one of the founders of the ‘Murals of La Jolla’ effort, I’ve been a long-time supporter of the visual arts, and understand how much they add to our public spaces.”

The competition is open to all high school students in the district. All entries must be an original in concept, design, and execution.  The artwork may be: paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, computer generated art, and photography. The deadline for artwork submission is Friday, April 25th, by 4:00 PM. Works must be delivered to Congressman Peters’ San Diego District Office at 4350 Executive Drive, Suite 105, San Diego, CA, 92121. High schools in the 52nd District were notified of the competition via a letter from Congressman Peters last month.

Leaders from the local arts community will serve as the judging panel at an event at the New Children’s Museum in Downtown San Diego. The panel will select this year’s winner - who will be invited to a winners’ celebration in Washington, D.C., which coincides with the unveiling of the 2014 student artwork exhibition where his or her piece will be hung in the Capitol Building for one full year.

For more information on the annual Congressional District Art Competition, visit: