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Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson announces opening of annual Congressional Art Competition for District 24

MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) announced the opening, recently, of the annual Congressional Art Competition for District 24.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent from Congressional districts across the country. More than 650,000 U.S. high school students have participated in this competition since its inception in 1982.

This competition is open to all high school students who live or attend school in Florida’s 24th Congressional District. All art work and forms must be mailed or delivered to Congresswoman Wilson’s Miami Gardens’ district office before 5 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015. The office is located at 18425 N.W. Second Ave., Suite 355, Miami Gardens, Fla.

The winning piece will be hung in the Cannon Tunnel, an underground passageway that connects the United States Capitol to the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. Thousands of people – including Members of Congress, staff and tourists – pass by the exhibit daily.

In addition, the winner is eligible for scholarship money to a leading art school, and will receive complimentary airline tickets, to attend the installation of their artwork at a reception for all the winners across the country at the Capitol.

The name of the winner from District 24 will be announced at Congresswoman Wilson’s annual Congressional Art Show and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, May 6, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County.

For additional information, guidelines and release forms, log onto Congresswoman Wilson’s website at www.wilson.house.gov. or contact Gwen Belton at Gwen.belton@mail.house.gov or at (305) 690-5905.

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