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Higgins extends deadline for congressional art competition

by jmaloni

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Thu, Mar 27th 2014 12:00 pm

High school students have until April 24 to submit artwork

Congressman Brian Higgins has announced an extended deadline for local high school students interested in participating in the annual congressional art competition. Interested students must submit their original artwork by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24.

The office is providing additional time to better accommodate the spring break timeline at many schools. Art pieces can be delivered to Higgins' Buffalo office at 726 Exchange St., Suite 601, or the Niagara Falls office at 640 Park Place.

Submission guidelines are available on the congressman's website: https://higgins.house.gov/sites/higgins.house.gov/files/CongressionalArtCompetitionRulesandRegulations.pdf.

All submissions will be on display from April 28 through May 4 in a public gallery located in the lobby at the Larkin at Exchange Building. During that time, artwork will also be featured in a virtual gallery on Higgins' website. There, the public will be invited to vote for their favorite piece.

On Sunday, May 4, Higgins will host a ceremony and reception for teachers, students and their families where the top winners will be announced. Local leaders in the Western New York art community will serve as judges for the competition.

One piece from each congressional district will hang in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. The winning student is invited to attend a ribbon-cutting awards ceremony in the Capitol. Southwest Airlines will provide round-trip airfare for two.

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