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Student entries now being accepted for District Congressional Arts Competition
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DODGE CITY — Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced Monday that entries are being accepted for the 2012 Congressional Arts Competition. All high school students in the First Congressional District are encouraged to participate in this competition. The winning artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year.

"Last year, I received several outstanding submissions from the many talented young artists in our district," Congressman Huelskamp said. "The judges stated that although choosing a winner was difficult, they were greatly inspired by the level of talent in our state. I am excited for this year’s competition, and look forward to receiving more submissions from talented Kansas students."

The 2012 competition will be hosted by Sterling College.

Awards will be given in each category and will be announced by Congressman Huelskamp at a reception on Saturday, April 28, at 4 p.m. in Cooper Hall, at Heritage Hall on the Sterling College Campus.

For more information, interested students and art teachers can contact Lynn Ballinger at the Congressman’s Dodge City district office, 620-225-0172. Competition guidelines can also be found at

The Congressional Arts competition is divided into seven categories: paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photography. All submissions must be received between April 13 and 26 during business hours, or by appointment, to Cooper Hall on the Sterling Campus (the large stone building that is best described as a castle). For special drop-off arrangements, call Melissa Wisner at Sterling College, 620-278-2173.