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Congressman Schneider announces art competition

WASHINGTON – Congressman Brad Schneider has announced the start of the 10th District’s 2019 Congressional Art Competition.

Area high school students are encouraged to submit outstanding pieces of art they have created in the past year, which will be judged by a panel of local educators and artists. The theme for this year’s contest is “Character.” Students may interpret the theme; however, they choose and submit artwork that reflects their interpretation.

The deadline to submit artwork for the competition is April 12. Drop off all submissions at any of Schneider’s three district offices:

• Lincolnshire, 111 Barclay Blvd., Suite 200; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Waukegan, 100 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.; noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday.

• Round Lake Park, 433 E. Washington St.; 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The winning submission will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol for a year. The second- and third-place pieces will be displayed in the Congressman’s district and Washington offices, respectively.

The first-prize winner also will receive two roundtrip airline tickets to Washington and have the opportunity to attend the Congressional Art Competition award ceremony. At that ceremony, the district winner will see their artwork hung in the Capitol and be joined by other first-prize entries from other congressional districts across the country. 

Schneider will host a reception to announce the winner and showcase submissions for the artists and their families at the College of Lake County in Grayslake from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 24.

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