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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

April 30 deadline looms for 2007 high school art competition

April 22, 2007
Press Release
Washington, DC - Time is running out to submit artwork for Congresss annual high school art competition An Artistic Discovery. Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston) will accept entries until April 30.

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The winner from each congressional district and his or her parents or guardians will receive airfare to <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Washington, D.C. and hotel accommodations to attend an awards program. The winning art will also be conspicuously displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol Building for one year.


Im continually impressed by the talent Ive seen in our high school students, Green said. I can hardly believe those pieces are created by teenagers.


The competition is limited to high school students, but exceptions will be made for schools that have the 7th through 12th grades in one building.


Art will be accepted from the following categories:

  • Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
  • Drawings: pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, markers
  • Collage: must be two-dimensional
  • Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
  • Mixed media: use of more than one medium, such as pencil and ink
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography

The artwork must be two-dimensional, no larger than 30 inches by 30 inches to the outside dimensions of the frame, and no more than four inches in depth. Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate any copyright laws. Each student and his or her teacher must sign the release form to certify originality of the piece.  


The Architect of the Capitol will make a final decision regarding suitability of the art for exhibition in the Capitol.


Students or teachers from the 29th Congressional District should drop their work off at one of Greens three area offices. Locations are: 256 N. Sam Houston Parkway East, Suite 29 in Houston; 11811 I-10 East, Suite 430 in Houston; and 10 N. Gaillard in Baytown. For more information or directions, call Armando Walle at (281) 999-5879.


Both public and private school students are welcome to enter the contest. Schools within the 29th District include:


Aldine ISD

Aldine High School

MacArthur High School


Houston ISD

Austin High School

Chavez High School

Furr High School

Milby High School

Sam Houston High School


Sheldon ISD

C.E. King High School


Channelview ISD

Channelview High School


Galena Park ISD

Galena Park High School

North Shore High School

Pasadena ISD

Pasadena High School

Sam Rayburn High School

South Houston High School


Goose Creek ISD

Robert E. Lee High School


Raul Izaguirre School for Success at Tejano Center for Community Concerns


Eastwood Academy


AAMA George I. Sanchez Charter School


YES North Charter School


ALTA Academy