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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Houston Art In D.C.

April 5, 2006
Press Release
Houston, TX- Congressman Gene Green (TX-29) invites area high school students to participate in the 29th Congressional Districts Annual Art Contest.
 Weve held this art contest for our high school students every year since 1993, said Congressman Gene Green.  Each year Im impressed at the level of talent and creativity that our students showcase.
The Congressional Art Contest is an event held annually by Members of Congress across the nation.  The contest for the 29th District which includes parts of Houston, Pasadena, Baytown and Channelview, as well as the Cities of South Houston, Jacinto City, and Galena Park is open to all high school students residing in the district.  Entries must be an original concept and only one entry is allowed per student.  Art work must be two dimensional and cannot exceed 30 inches framed.   Students interested in participating should contact their high school art teachers or any of the 29th Congressional District offices.  Deadline for submitting entries is May 1st.
The art work submitted can be in a number of mediums, continued Congressman Gene Green.  Students can submit paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media and this year students can even submit computer generated art and photographs.  We want to see a number of entries this year.  We want to encourage our students to be creative and express themselves and I believe we accomplish that through competitions such as this.
The winner of the art competition will receive a free trip to Washington, DC to meet with Congressman Gene Green and attend the exhibit opening ceremony.  Their artwork will be displayed in our Nations Capitol for a year.