Roybal-Allard hosting art competition for students

DOWNEY - Local high school students are invited to participate in Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard's 2011 Congressional Student Art Competition.Deadline to submit entries is Feb. 3. The congresswoman sponsors the competition every year. Students in grades 9-12 and who reside in the 34th congressional district are eligible. (All of Downey falls in the 34th congressional district.) The winning entry will hang at the U.S. Capitol for one year as part of a national exhibit. The winning student will also be awarded a $1,000 scholarship, gift certificate for art supplies, a cash prize, and travel arrangements for two to attend the opening exhibit in Washington, D.C. Artwork must be two-dimensional, no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches, no smaller than 8 inches by 10 inches, and must be an original concept. Printed digital entries will also be accepted. Entries, along with completed entry forms, should be delivered to Roybal-Allard's district office at 255 E. Temple St., Suite 1860, in Los Angeles, by 5 p.m. on Feb. 3. Complete guidelines and entry forms are available online at or by calling Angelita Ramirez at (213) 628-9230. Winning entries will be unveiled during a gallery reception April 9 in Los Angeles.

********** Published: January 13, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 39