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Burgess announces open voting for Congressional Art Competition
Posted by on April 26, 2021 | comments
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Burgess announces open voting for Congressional Art Competition

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced the start of voting for the Texas-26 Congressional Art Competition.

"Each spring, my office takes part in the Congressional Art Competition," said Burgess. "Since the start of the competition in 1982, hundreds of thousands of talented high school students have served as artistic ambassadors from their communities. I am excited to highlight talented artists within Texas-26 and to see their extraordinary pieces."

Starting today, April 26, 2021, people can vote on their favorite piece of artwork on Congressman Burgess’ website. The vote will be held open till May 2, 2021. Art submissions were submitted by public, private and home-schooled high school students residing and/or attending schools located within the 26th Congressional District. Winners will be announced to the public at a later date.

In addition, a professional art instructor will serve as the contest judge and will select one piece from each high school as "Best of School" and up to four additional pieces per school that have artistic merit as "Juror’s Choice(s)". From amongst those designated as Texas Choice, Best of School and Juror’s Choice, the art jurist will make a final determination as to the First-Place and Grand Prize winners. The First-Place winner will have their artwork displayed in the Lake Dallas district office for the next year. The Grand Prize winner will have their artwork displayed for an entire year in the U.S. Capitol and be invited to participate in a national ceremony honoring winning artists in Washington, D.C. this summer.

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