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State Rep. Jeff Keicher accepting submissions from middle school students for state art contest

SYCAMORE – Middle school students who live in Illinois’ 70th District are invited to submit artwork to the Legislative Art Contest offered by State Rep. Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, according to a news release from Keicher’s office.

An overall winner and two runners-up will be chosen to have their artwork displayed at the State Capitol in Springfield for one week during the spring legislative session.

“I recognize the value of artistic expression and the role it plays in education,” Keicher stated in the news release. “This art contest is one effort to show my support of the arts in our schools and to celebrate our talented students!”

The competition is open to all middle school students. Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 30 inches high, 30 inches wide and 4 inches deep. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are:

Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc. Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal. Collages

Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums.

Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws, the release stated.

Entries must be delivered to Keicher’s district office or postmarked by April 10 to 158 W State Street, Suite C, Sycamore, IL 60178.

Rep. Keicher serves the 70th District, which includes most of DeKalb County along with portions of western Kane County. For questions or more information, call the district office at 815-748-3494.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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