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MARIETTA – Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) today announced that high school students in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio residing in the 6th Congressional District are eligible to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”

The winning student-artist will be invited to Washington D.C. to take part in a national reception, and have his or her artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. Runners-up will have their artwork displayed in Rep. Johnson’s Marietta, Salem, Cambridge, Ironton, or Washington D.C. offices. All high school students living in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio can participate, regardless of where they attend high school: public, private, home school, or online school.

“I have been very impressed by all of the exceptional artwork submitted over the last three years by the talented students in Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, said Bill Johnson. “I’m pleased to once again participate in the Congressional Art Competition, and view the artwork produced by our young, gifted artists. I look forward to proudly displaying their work in my offices and in the U.S. Capitol.”

All artwork must be no larger than 28 x 28 x 4 including the frame, and can weigh no more than 15 lbs. The artwork should be original in design, concept, and execution. Acceptable media include:

· Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolors

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

· Collage

· Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints

· Mixed media: use of more than two media such as pencil, ink, watercolor

· Computer-generated art

· Photography

Full guidelines can be found online at: http://billjohnson.house.gov/constituentservices/2014-congressional-art-competition.htm

All submissions are due by Thursday, April 24th, and can be either mailed or delivered in-person to Rep. Johnson’s Marietta, Salem, Cambridge, or Ironton District Offices. A completed privacy form must be submitted with all entries; this form is available for download on Johnson’s website.

The top five submissions will be determined by a three-person panel of local experts; the winners will be notified during the first week of May.

For more information on the contest, please contact Ben Keeler in the Salem District Office at 330.337.6951.

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