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2020 Congressional art competition deadline extended

The deadline for submissions in the 2020 Congressional Art Competition has been extended until May 15.

The office of Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, is accepting submissions from high school students who live in the 16th Congressional District for the contest.

Now in its 39th year, the U.S. House of Representatives offers talented young artists from across the country an opportunity to showcase their artistic abilities. 

First-place winners will have their artwork displayed in the Cannon Tunnel leading to the Capitol for one year. In addition, winners will be awarded two tickets to Washington D.C. to attend the official art show opening and a subsequent reception hosted by the Congressional Institute.

The submission deadline for the Congressional Art Competition is 5 p.m. May 15 in the Ottawa district office, 628 Columbus St., Suite 507.

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches and four inches deep, with space allowed for framing. All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution. Drawings, mixed media, paintings, collage, photography, prints and computer-generated art may be used.

For information, visit or call Kinzinger’s Ottawa district office at 815-431-9271.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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