WASHINGTON – Rep. Tom Reed, who represents the Greater Olean area in Congress, announced the 2019 Congressional Art Competition is underway. All high school students in New York’s 23rd Congressional District are encouraged to participate for the chance to have their artwork showcased in the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

“We care about ensuring students across our region have the opportunity to display their talents,” Reed said. “We encourage our area high school students to participate in this unique program.”

The annual competition is open to all high school students in the 23rd Congressional District. One student will have their original artwork displayed for one year in the United States Capitol and will have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. for the Exhibition Opening Celebration of their artwork. Five student finalists will have their artwork displayed in Reed’s Washington, D.C. office.

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Framed artwork must be submitted to one of Reed’s district offices with the appropriate documentation (available here) by April 17. One piece of artwork can be submitted from each high school.

Winners will be selected and notified by May 8.

For additional information about the contest including participation requirements, please visit https://reed.house.gov/constituent-services/arts-competition.htm or contact Sharon Murphy in Reed’s Corning office at (607) 654-7566.

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