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One month remains for high school students from North Carolina’s Fifth District to submit entries to Congresswoman Virginia Foxx for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. 

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, April 30 at 5 p.m.

“Every year our country’s top young artists have the chance to display their work in the United States Capitol where it will be seen by visitors from around the world,” said Congresswoman Foxx. “North Carolina’s artists are among the best in the nation, and I always look forward to seeing the strong talent of our local young people.” 

The following are guidelines for the competition:

• Only high school students residing in the 5th Congressional District may compete. Students may be enrolled at public, private or home schools.
• Each submission must be accompanied by a completed Congressional Art Competition release form, which is available on Foxx’s website at /constituent-services/artcompetition.htm
• All artwork must be original and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws.
• All artwork must be two-dimensional.
• Artwork must be framed by the artist at the time of submission. When framed, the piece can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide and 4 inches deep.
• Acceptable mediums include: paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photographs.
• Entries should be submitted to Foxx’s Clemmons office at 3540 Clemmons Road, Suite 125, Clemmons, NC 27012.

As in years past, this year’s winner will be determined by the “People’s Choice.” Following the submission deadline, a photo of each student’s artwork will be posted on Rep. Foxx’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RepVirginiaFoxx. The piece that receives the most “likes” will win, and the artist will have the opportunity to travel to the U.S. Capitol for the installation of his or her work. Two runners-up will also be selected, and their artwork will be on display in one of Foxx’s district offices for one year. Online voting will begin on Wednesday, May 1, and will end on Wednesday, May 8 at 5 p.m.

Those with questions regarding the 2019 Congressional Art Competition may contact Foxx’s office at (202) 225-2071.

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