College students in Southwest Virginia’s Ninth District are invited to share their talents in the 2021 Congressional Art Competitiveness.

Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the invitation when he announced the commencing of the contest in the Ninth District in early March.

“Each yr, the U.S. Dwelling of Associates sponsors the Congressional Art Levels of competition for large faculty college students. It’s a excellent option to see the inventive abilities of Southwest Virginia pupils, 1 of whom will have his or her work selected for exhibit in the Capitol,” Griffith explained.

Final 12 months, Brandi Wade of Eastside High School in Coeburn won the competition with her get the job done, “Tree and Starry Night.”

“The topic for this year’s contest is ‘Backroads and Byways.’ I appear forward to viewing how the young artists of the Ninth will use their abilities in exploration of this concept,” Griffith claimed.

Interested learners need to post a photograph of their first artwork for thing to consider to either the Christiansburg or Abingdon district office by 5 p.m. on April 21. Every entry have to be accompanied by a completed pupil details release variety, which is readily available by speaking to a Ninth District place of work or checking out www.morgangriffith.house.gov.

The winning artwork will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol elaborate for one 12 months. In addition, the second and 3rd put picks will be on display in 1 of the Ninth District places of work.

To read the rules and rules or to down load the University student Launch Variety for the Congressional Art Competition, stop by www.morgangriffith.dwelling.gov. School or students with any concerns about the competitiveness could contact John Bebber or Tammie Bebout at (276) 525-1405 or by electronic mail at [email protected] or [email protected]