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Congressman Yarmuth Invites Young Artists to Participate in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition

(Washington, DC)Today, Congress John Yarmuth (KY-03) announced an open invitation to Louisville’s aspiring young artists to take part in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition. This marks the fifth year Yarmuth has hosted the prestigious competition and the first during which Louisville high school students can submit their work online.

Since Congressman Yarmuth has hosted the competition, Louisville high school students have submitted hundreds of pieces of artwork. This year, in an effort to make it easier for students to participate, the competition is going virtual. Entries can be submitted on-line and all submissions will be posted on the Congressman’s website. After the entry deadline, Louisvillians will have the opportunity to vote online to select the competition’s finalists. The top 20 finalists who then have their artwork featured at the Louisville Water Tower Gallery. The winner – chosen by a panel of judges from Louisville – will have her or his artwork showcased in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a year-long exhibit and win tickets to Washington to see the display.

The competition is open to high school students only, and the deadline for submitted artwork is 5:00 PM, April 13, 2011.  For more information on contest guidelines, to submit artwork, and vote, please visit http://yarmuth.house.gov and select the “2011 Congressional Art Competition” link from the homepage.

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