Art competition accepting entries

DOWNEY - Entries are now being accepted for an art competition sponsored by Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-34).The contest is open to students in grades 9-12 who live in the 34th Congressional District, which includes all of Downey. Artwork must be two-dimensional, no larger than 26 inches by 26 inches, and must be an original concept. Digital art entries are acceptable this year. The winning entry will represent the 34th District for one year in a national exhibit at the U.S. Capitol. The winning student will also receive a $1,000 scholarship, a gift certificate for art supplies, cash prize, and travel arrangements for the student, a guardian and their art teacher to attend the opening exhibit in Washington, D.C. "The congressional student art competition helps 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 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." Entries and completed entry forms should be delivered to Roybal-Allard's District Office at 255 E. Temple St., Suite 1860, in Los Angeles. Entry deadline is Feb. 11. Complete guidelines and information packets are available at all high schools and online at For more information, call Angelita Ramirez at (213) 628-9230. Winners will be announced during a gallery reception on April 17.

********** Published: December 25, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 35

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