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March 03, 2016

Aguilar Announces Congressional Art Competition for Inland Empire High School Students

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar announced that his office will hold the Artistic Discovery Contest, a nationwide art competition that is sponsored in congressional districts across the country. Rep. Aguilar will host the competition for high school students living in California’s 31st Congressional District. The theme for this year’s competition is “commUNITY” and is open to all high school students within the congressional district. 

“Supporting the arts and encouraging our students to share their work with the community creates a healthy and compassionate environment for our kids,” said Rep. Aguilar. He added, “Opportunities like this allow students to both express themselves and take pride in their accomplishments.”

To participate in the Artistic Discovery Contest, students must be in high school and live in California’s 31st Congressional District, a map of which is available here. Their submissions may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches, 4 inches in depth and no more than 15 pounds. Original paintings, drawings, collages and prints are all accepted. Students should also adhere to the “commUNITY” theme. All participants will be invited to join Rep. Aguilar for an award dinner in the spring. The winner will have their artwork on display in the United States Capitol for one year, representing California’s 31st Congressional District. Submissions must be delivered to Rep. Aguilar’s office at 685 East Carnegie Drive, Suite 100 in San Bernardino no later than 5:00PM on April 6, 2016. For additional information, please visit Aguilar.house.gov or call 909-890-4445.