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Brock's Austin Pitts Wins 1st Place in the Congressional Art Competition
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Wednesday, March 08, 2017
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First Place was given to Austin Pitts of Brock High School for his piece called Union.  Austin’s work will be professionally matted and framed by Congresswoman Kay Granger’s office.  It will be transported to Washington DC where it will hang for a year.  Austin will receive two airline tickets to Washington DC this summer.  He also has been offered 2 scholarship opportunities to art schools.  A description of the competition is provided below.

Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor a nationwide high school arts competition. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 12th District.  The over-all winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

The guidelines to the 2017 competition are as follows:

·         The competition is open to high school students only. Exceptions will be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades in one building.

·         Only one entry per student is allowed.

An awards reception with the Congresswoman is open to all participating students and is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

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