Rep. Raul Ruiz, D-Palm Desert, invited local high school students Wednesday to enter the 2013 Congressional Art Competition.
The nationwide contest is sponsored each spring by members of the House of Representatives and is open to public, private and home-schooled students.
Winning submissions are displayed for a year in the U.S. Capitol, and winning artists and their families will be invited to a reception there.
Students must live in the 36th congressional district, which stretches from the San Gorgonio Pass down to Hemet/San Jacinto valley and through the Coachella Valley.
"The 36th district is home to some of the most talented artists in the nation, and the Congressional Art Competition provides our local student artists with a unique opportunity to showcase their creativity on a national stage," Ruiz said. "I look forward to reviewing the submissions and encourage all interested high school students to participate in this year's competition."
Submissions should be originals up to 28" x 28" x 4", including the frame. The following forms of art are acceptable:
- Paintings, including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
- Drawings, including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
- Prints, including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer generated art
For more information, go to https://ruiz.house.gov. Ruiz aide Amanda Bogorad can be reached at (760) 424-8888; her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
–City News Service contributed to this report.