U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) has opened voting on the 2016 10th District Congressional Art Competition on his Facebook page. The competition highlights talented Central Valley students each year and includes an opportunity for the winning student to have their artwork featured in Washington, D.C. in the Capitol building where thousands of visitors see it each year.
All of the submissions for this year’s competition are viewable on Rep. Denham’s Facebook page. The public is invited to participate in the judging process by voting for their favorite submission. Facebook voting will close at 12 p.m. PST on Monday, March 7. The top five submissions as determined by Facebook popularity will be submitted to a panel of judges for determination of the winner. A public reception to honor the participants and announce the winner will take place on Tuesday, March 8.
The winning student and one guest will be invited to an awards ceremony hosted on Capitol Hill in the summer of 2016. This student will also be able to see their artwork displayed in the national exhibition located in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol. A scholarship may also be offered to the winner to fly to D.C. for the reception and announcement of the national winner. Second and third place winners will have the opportunity to display their art in Rep. Denham’s Modesto district office.
More information, including a list of official guidelines, is available through Rep. Denham’s website