Annual 2013 Congressional Artistic Discovery Competition Artwork on Exhibit; Vote for Your "Fan Favorite" Online

Apr 1, 2013 Issues: Education
Annual 2013 Congressional Artistic Discovery Competition Artwork on Exhibit; Vote for Your "Fan Favorite" Online

Harrison Township, MI – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) announced the start of voting for this year’s “Fan Favorite” award from all of the artwork submitted for Michigan’s 10th Congressional District 2013 Artistic Discovery art competition.  All of the submissions for this year’s competition can be found on Rep. Miller’s Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanCandiceMiller and individuals are encouraged to vote for their favorite by clicking “Like” on the photo of the artwork of their choice starting now through Saturday, April 13th at 9:00AM. 

Additionally, all of the artwork will be on display locally from April 5th through April 27th at Studio 1219 located on 1219 Military Street, Port Huron, MI.  Studio 1219 hours are: Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday: 11:00am-6:00pm; Friday: 11:00am-8:00pm; Saturday: 11:00am-6:00pm; Monday and Sunday: Closed

The First, Second, and Third place winners will be selected separately by a panel of professional artists in Michigan.  All of the winners, including the “Fan Favorite,” will be announced on April 13th.

“I am honored to highlight all of our students’ artistic work through this year’s Artistic Discovery art competition.  We have a wonderful array of talented students living in our communities and all of the students who submitted their art pieces this year should be immensely proud of their work,” Miller said.  “Please join me in recognizing their efforts and view their work online on my Facebook page or in person at Studio 1219.  I wish them all sincere good luck in this competition and their future artistic endeavors.”

To view the artwork and vote now through Saturday, April 13th at 9:00AM, please visit: http://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanCandiceMiller. The “Fan Favorite” winner will receive a U.S. Flag which was flown over the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.  The First place winner’s artwork will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol for a year-long national exhibition.  The Second place winner’s artwork will hang in Rep. Miller’s Washington, D.C. office for one year.  And the Third place winner’s artwork will be displayed in Rep. Miller’s Shelby Township office for one year.

The Congressional Art Competition, created in 1982, honors high school students from each of the nation’s congressional districts.  The contest is open to all high school students, and this year 116 pieces of artwork from Michigan’s 10th Congressional District were entered into the contest. 

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