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Butterfield seeking entries in congressional art contest

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WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield’s office is accepting entries in the 1st Congressional District’s annual congressional art competition.

Since 1982, more than 650,000 high school students across the country have participated in this nationwide event showcasing artistic talent.

“The 1st District is home to so many talented young people,” Butterfield said. “Each spring, I look forward to seeing the creativity displayed by the students across the 1st District. This is a unique opportunity for students to showcase their talent and an exciting chance for them to have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol for all to see.”

The grand prize-winner will have his or her artwork displayed in the Capitol beside winning pieces from congressional districts throughout the country. The winner also will receive two round-trip tickets to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Washington.

This year’s winner will be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design or Tennessee Wesleyan College. Jiana Brown of Durham won grand-prize honors in the 2017 competition.

All entries will be judged by a panel of local artists and art instructors. The deadline to submit artwork is Friday, April 27. For contest rules and information, visit https://butterfield.house.gov/services/art-competition.

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