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SOMERSET — U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (Kentucky, District 5) has extended the deadline for high school students in southern and eastern Kentucky to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. The new deadline is Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 5 p.m. (EDT).


The winning artwork will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building where it will hang alongside artwork from congressional districts across the nation. The artist of the winning piece from the Fifth Congressional District will receive two free airline tickets to Washington, D.C. for an annual awards ceremony and may become eligible for artistic scholarships for college.


“I enjoy walking through the long hallway where all of the artwork is displayed from each state, and I take great pride in showing off the artwork from the Fifth District of Kentucky,” said Rogers.


Artwork must be two-dimensional, and each framed piece must be no larger than 28” x 28” x 4”. For complete guidelines, visit Congressional Art Competition Guidelines or halrogers.house.gov.


Artists should submit their work to Rogers’ Congressional District Offices. The top three district winners will be chosen from the Somerset, Prestonsburg and Hazard District Offices and a winner will be chosen from those.


Students who place second and third place will receive a Congressional Certificate of Recognition for their award-winning artwork.


For more information, contact Chelsea Whalen in Rogers’ Washington, DC office at 202-225-4601 or chelsea.whalen@mail.house.gov.


Artwork should be submitted to the district offices indicated by county by April 30, 2014:


Prestonsburg District Office (Boyd, Carter, Floyd, Elliott, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Pike and Rowan Counties)


110 Resource Court


Suite A


Prestonsburg, KY 41653


Hazard District Office (Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley and Perry counties)


48 South Kentucky Highway 15


Hazard, KY 41701


Somerset District Office (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley Counties)


551 Clifty Street


Somerset, KY 42503

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