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Latta Announces 2013 Congressional Art Competition

Today, Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) announced the 2013 Congressional Art Competition and encouraged high school students in Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District to submit their original artwork.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a tremendous opportunity to encourage and recognize the creative talents of our high school students from Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District. We had excellent submissions last year and I look forward to seeing our district’s artwork represented in the U.S. Capitol this year,” said Congressman Latta.

Original artwork must be submitted by April 3, 2013. Applicants can drop off their application and artwork to one of the following district offices:


Bowling Green – 1045 N. Main Street, Suite 6, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402

Defiance – 101 Clinton Street, Suite 1200, Defiance, Ohio 43512

Findlay – 318 Dorney Plaza, Room 302, Findlay, Ohio 45840

District staff is also available to obtain artwork from students. To arrange a pick up time, contact the Defiance office at 419-782-1996.

Winners will be announced at the University of Findlay, Mazza Museum on Saturday, April 20, 2013. The over-all winner will have their artwork displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, alongside the artwork from other nation-wide contestants.

Artwork categories are as follows:

·      Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

·      Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers

·      Collage: must be two dimensional

·      Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints

·      Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, etc.

·      Computer generated art

·      Photography


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