Deadline nears for art competition

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) invites all interested high school students living in California's 34th Congressional District to participate in "Artistic Discovery" - the 2010 Congressional Student Art Competition. The deadline to submit entries is Thursday. "The congressional student art competition helps to build self esteem in young artists and provides the community with valuable insight into the life experiences, challenges, and joys of our talented high school students," said Roybal-Allard, who is the honorary chair of the competition. "The art competition also recognizes the hardworking and caring teachers who provide their students with the inspiration, skills and tools they need to develop their artistic abilities." Every year, Roybal-Allard sponsors the competition which is open to students in grades 9 -12 who reside in the 34th Congressional District. The district includes the communities of Bell, Bellflower, Bell Gardens, Boyle Heights, Commerce, Cudahy, Downey, Downtown Los Angeles, Huntington Park, Little Tokyo, Maywood, South Park, Vernon, Walnut Park, and portions of Chinatown, East Los Angeles, Florence, Pico Union, and Westlake. The winning entry represents the 34th Congressional District for one year in a national exhibit at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The winning student is awarded a $1,000 scholarship, a gift certificate and cash prize and is flown to our nation's capital for the opening of the exhibit. Artwork must be two-dimensional, no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches and must be an original concept. Entries along with completed and signed entry forms should be delivered to Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard's District Office at 255 E. Temple Street, Suite 1860, Los Angeles, CA 90012 by 5 p.m., Feb. 11. Complete guidelines and information packets are available at all high school guidance and youth centers in the 34th Congressional District. Interested students may also contact Angelita Ramirez at Congresswoman Roybal-Allard's district office at (213) 628-9230 for more information.

********** Published: February 5, 2010 - Volume 8 - Issue 42