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Babin announces 2016 Congressional Art Competition for area high school students

Special to The Leader

U.S. Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) will once again be hosting a Congressional Art Competition in 2016, which is open to all high school students (Grades 9-12). Participating students must reside within geographical bounds the 36th Congressional District of Texas and all entries must follow the theme “The Great Outdoors of TX-36.” This may include national, state, and municipal parks or wildlife refuges, beaches, marshes, seashores, landscapes, and other scenes from across the 36th District of Texas. Teachers or home school students must submit intent to apply application no later than Friday, April 1st.

The first place entry will be displayed for one year in a national exhibit, representing the people of the 36th District, in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C.  Additionally, the first place recipient must be able to participate in the national awards reception in Washington, D.C. Round-trip airfare to Washington will be provided. The second and third place entries will be displayed for one year in Congressman Babin’s Washington and District offices, respectively.

For more information or to sign-up, please visit www.babin.house.gov or contact Beverly Ferguson, Regional Director of Community Relations, at 832-780-0966 or by email at beverly.ferguson@mail.house.gov.