Congressional art competition begins

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The office of U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, is now accepting entries for an art competition open to high school students in Washington's 3rd Congressional District.

Entries must be submitted electronically, according to the congresswoman's office. Work may include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of judges within the district.

The contest is open to students in grades 9-12 who live or attend school in the 3rd District, which includes Clark County and Southwest Washington. Entries are due April 15. The winner will have his or her artwork displayed in a U.S. Capitol corridor for one year, and receive free airfare for two to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The annual contest is part of the nationwide Congressional Art Competition, which recognizes artwork from every congressional district.

For more details about the 3rd District competition, call Herrera Beutler's office at 360-695-6292.