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Congresswoman Negrete McLeod Announces 35th District Art Competition

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Washington, DC – Are you a talented high school artist in California’s 35th Congressional District? Do you want a chance at having your artwork displayed in the U.S. Capitol and win a trip to D.C. this June? If so, then check this out! Congresswoman Gloria Negrete McLeod (D-Chino) is now accepting entries for the 2013 Congressional Arts Contest for California’s 35th Congressional District. Deadline for submissions is Friday, April 5, 2013.

High school student artists in the 35th District are invited to submit an original painting, drawing or other art form for the competition. One student’s work will be selected by a judging panel of local artists to hang in the U.S. Capitol Building for one year along with other student artwork from across the country. The winning student will also be flown to D.C. in June for the Annual Congressional Art Competition Reception. Second place will have their work displayed in the Congresswoman’s Washington DC office, and third place in the Montclair district office.

Rep. Negrete McLeod announced today that she will showcase all approved submissions on Facebook.com/NegreteMcLeod from April 6th-19. Congresswoman Negrete McLeod encourages the artists’ friends, family, classmates, teachers and principals to “like” their “fan favorite” piece of artwork. Special consideration will be given to the top online vote getter.

“The Arts are an important component for acquiring a well-rounded education. This contest is a great opportunity for students to receive recognition for their artistic talent and I’m honored to support it,” said Congresswoman Negrete McLeod. “I know there are many talented student artists in the district. I encourage them to take the time and submit their work to my district office.”

For additional information about the contest or how to submit your work, please contact Wendy Medina at wendy.medina@mail.house.gov or call (909) 626-2054.

Rep. Negrete McLeod represents California’s 35th District encompassing the cities of Chino, Montclair, Ontario, portions of Fontana and Rialto, the unincorporated community of Bloomington in San Bernardino County; and the entire City of Pomona in Los Angeles County.

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