Hice Announces 2019 Congressional Art Competition

MONROE – Congressman Jody Hice has invited high school students throughout the 10th District to participate in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. Students in grades nine through 12 may submit two-dimensional entries, such as paintings, drawings, photos, computer-generated art, collages, and prints, to his office for consideration. The first place entry will represent the 10th District for one year in the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great platform for students to show off their unique abilities and express themselves through their creativity,” said Congressman Hice. “This annual competition is one of the highlights of my year, and I hope that our young Georgia artists will take advantage of this exceptional opportunity to grow in their talents while competing for a place in a national exhibit.”

Last year’s winner was Ray Borchers, a junior at Loganville High School, who created a pencil sketch, entitled “Nate.” For winning first place, Borchers received two round-trip plane tickets to Washington, D.C. to attend the Congressional Art Competition reception with other winners from across the country.

To access the student release form and competition guidelines, visit Congressman Hice’s website. All entries must be original in concept and design and submitted to one of the Congressman’s three district offices by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. Congressman Hice will host a district reception in April at the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts, where he will announce the winner and present awards for other top entries. For questions regarding contest details, contact Benjamin Stout at (770) 207-1776 or Ben.Stout@mail.house.gov.

Government Reporter

A native of Hampton, Georgia, Joe Adgie has worked for the Valdosta Daily Times, Clayton News, Rockdale Citizen and Newton Citizen. Adgie joined the Henry Herald in April 2018.

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