Baton Rouge, La (NBC33) — Congressman Bill Cassidy announced that he is sponsoring the 2011 Congressional Art Contest for students in Louisiana’s Sixth District on March 31.
The winner will have their artwork put on display in the United States Capitol.
“This is a great opportunity for local student artists to display their talents on the national stage,” said Cassidy. “I encourage all interested students to participate. It’s an exciting opportunity, and Laura and I are thrilled to showcase the artistic talents of students in the Sixth District,” stated Cassidy.
In addition to having their artwork displayed in the Capitol for a year, the First Place winner will receive two complimentary airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to participate in an unveiling ceremony and be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art & Design. Second and Third Place finishers will have their artwork displayed in Cassidy’s Washington, D.C. and Baton Rouge offices.
The contest is open to all Sixth District high school students. The deadline for submissions is May 2. The winners will be selected on May 5 by a panel of five local artists.
For more information, contact CassidyArt@mail.house.gov  or call (225) 929-7711.