Students invited to enter 2017 Congressional Art Competition


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WASHINGTON — The office of U.S. Rep. Congressman Tom Cole (R-Moore) of Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District is now accepting entries for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors An Artistic Discovery, a nationwide competition for high school students interested in the arts and looking for an opportunity to showcase their creativity. The annual contest recognizes and encourages artistic talent of young constituents across the nation, including those living in Oklahoma’s 4th Congressional District.

After the 4th District winner has been announced, the student’s artwork will be displayed for one year in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol in Washington In addition, the winning prize includes travel to Washington with a guest for a reception and award presentation, courtesy of Southwest Airlines. The Fourth District winner also becomes eligible to receive a $3,000 scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design or Tennessee Wesleyan University if he or she enrolls at either institution.

All entries are accepted at one of Congressman Cole’s district offices or the Ardmore Chamber of Commerce by 4 p.m. May 2 at:

*Norman Office at 2424 Springer Dr., Suite 201, in Norman or call 405-329-6500;

*Lawton Office at 711 SW D Ave., Suite 201 in Lawton or call 580-357-2131;

*Ada Office at 100 E. 13th St., Suite 213 in Ada or call 580-436-5475; or

*Ardmore Chamber of Commerce at 410 W. Main St. in Ardmore or call 580-223-7765.

For more information contact Katie Ringer at 405-329-6500 or visit cole.house.gov/services/art-competition.

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