High school art students could earn trip to Washington D.C.

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Photo/U.S. House of Representatives: Undivided by Faith Antillon.

Are you a high school student looking to visit our nation’s capitol? Well if you’re an artist, you may be in luck.

Congressman Pete Aguilar’s office is participating in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, which highlights the talent of creative students from across the U.S.

Representatives are encouraging students to create art that depicts a “my wish” theme– visuals that capture dreams of success or goals for their home, family or future.

The competition is organized annually by the Congressional Institute. Artists are allowed to submit original paintings, drawings, collages and prints.

The winner of the competition will have their work displayed at the Capitol building for a year and will be honored during a ceremony in Washington D.C.

Aguilar believes the competition allows students to explore creativity and helps them feel confident about their accomplishments.

“Supporting the arts through contests like this encourages our kids to follow their passion and allows family, friends and the community to help celebrate their success,” said Aguilar.

Submissions must be delivered to Aguilar’s office, located at 685 East Carnegie Drive, Suite 100 in San Bernardino no later than 5 pm on May 1. For additional information, please visit Aguilar.house.gov or call 909-890-4445.

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