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Lafayette, LA – U.S. Representative Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD, (R-Southwest Louisiana) announced the 30th Annual Congressional High School Arts Competition. Art entries are due no later than Friday, April 29, 2011.


Creativity is essential for a well-rounded education, and the annual Congressional Arts Competition gives me the opportunity to highlight some of Southwest Louisiana’s best and brightest young artists,” Boustany said. 
The 30th Annual Congressional High School Arts Competition is a nationwide contest dedicated to the boundless creativity, talent and unique expression of our country’s young people. It is hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives for all high school age students who reside within their respective district. Home schooled students are welcome to participate as well.
The competition’s first place winner will be eligible to receive a yearly scholarship to one of the nation’s top art and design schools, roundtrip airfare to attend a reception in Washington, D.C., and the opportunity to display the winning artwork in the United States Capitol for a year.
Further information regarding the competition is attached. The entries must be submitted to Representative Boustany’s Lafayette or Lake Charles district offices no later than Friday, April 29, 2011. Any high school student who is interested should contact Holly Sibley at (337) 235-6322 with questions.
An awards presentation will be held Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana.