Rep. Scott to Announce the Winners of the Fifteenth Annual Third Congressional District Art Competition

April 18, 2008
Press Release
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - Representative Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) will announce the winners of the Fifteenth Annual Third Congressional District Art Competition at upcoming receptions in Newport News and Richmond.  The Third Congressional District Art Competition was open to all High School students in the Third Congressional District of Virginia.

 

An Artistic Discovery is a nationwide program coordinated by Members of the United States House of Representatives to recognize the artistic talents of our youth.  The nationwide competition involves more than 50,000 talented high school students.  In the past, over 200 Members of Congress have participated in the program. Representative Scott has participated every year he has served in Congress.

 

This year’s first place winner will receive the Artistic Honors Scholarship of $20,000 from the Savannah College of Art and Design and will attend a reception in honor of all the winners nationwide in Washington, DC.  The first place winning entry for each congressional district will also be displayed in the primary tunnel connecting the United States Capitol Building to the Cannon House Office Building for one year, where it will be seen by thousands of people who visit the U.S. Capitol.

 

Representative Scott will present the first place winner and other finalists with a certificate, a t-shirt and various other prizes at two upcoming receptions in the Third Congressional District.

 

The opening reception will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center, 2410 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23607.

 

The closing reception will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. at the Black History Museum and Cultural Center, 3 East Clay Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

 

If you have any questions regarding this year’s art competition, please contact Representative Scott’s Newport News District Office at (757) 380-1000.

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