Congresswoman Susan Davis, D-San Diego, encourages high school students living in the 53rd Congressional District to enter the Congressional Art Competition.  The winner will have their work displayed in the Capitol.

The contest is only open to high school students in Davis’ district, which includes La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and parts of San Diego, El Cajon, and Chula Vista. The winning student will receive scholarship opportunities and two round-trip airfare tickets to travel to Washington, DC for the exhibit’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Rep. Susan Davis with student Natali Rahimzadeh, whose art is in the background. Photo credit: house.gov/SusanDavis

The deadline to submit artwork is 5:30 p.m. April 23. It can be sent to Davis’s San Diego office, 2700 Adams Ave., Suite 102, San Diego, 92116.

“As the former director of a youth leadership program in San Diego, I know that young people are often the most thoughtful and creative members of our community,” said Davis.  “Art expands the mind and encourages innovation and critical thinking.  I hope students in my congressional district will take advantage of this unique opportunity.”

Since 1982, members of Congress have held a contest each year to select a work of art by a high school student in their congressional district. The winning piece will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.  This impressive art exhibit brightens the Cannon Tunnel and showcases the talent of the nation’s young people.

– From a news release by Rep. Davis’ office.

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