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Huizenga encourages constituents to vote for favorite art competition entries
Huizenga encourages constituents to vote for favorite art competition entries

Congressman Bill Huizenga congratulates all high school artists who entered the Congressional Art Competition last week and encourages constituents to weigh in for their favorites by voting online or by e-mail by 5 p.m. on Thursday. He received 45 entries from seven high schools across the 2nd District. The winning entry will be selected by a jury of art and design professionals as well as Rep. Huizenga by the end of this week.
 
“I congratulate all high school artists who entered the Congressional Art Competition, it’s encouraging to see so much talent and so many students engaged in this valuable study. I received 45 great entries from across the 2nd District. It will be very hard to choose a winner. I encourage 2nd District residents to join me in voting for your favorite on Facebook or by e-mail,” Huizenga said.
 
Entries from the 2nd District can be seen on Rep. Huizenga’s Facebook Page as well as the gallery on his website. Constituents are encouraged to ‘weigh in’ by ‘liking’ entries on Facebook, or sending an e-mail to his office at huizenga.photos@mail.house.gov that lists their favorite entries. Public support for each entry will aid judges in determining finalists.
 
Winning entries from each Congressional District are displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year, and winning artists have the opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. for a reception honoring winners from districts across the country.
 
The Art Competition was started by Members of Congress in 1982. More than 650,000 art students have been involved with the competition.