April 25, 2019 500 AM
WASHINGTON, DC – Far West Texas U.S. Rep. Will Hurd, R-San Antonio, issued an invitation to high school students who reside in the 23rd Congressional District of Texas to enter the annual Congressional Art Competition. Every year, Congress holds an art competition to spotlight talented young artists throughout the country. The winner from each Congressional district will have their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol Building for the following year.
“I’m more impressed year after year of the caliber of our talented students across South and West Texas,” said Hurd. “Each submission shows me a portrait of the communities that I love to represent and champion in Congress.”
Students who are interested in learning more about the contest can visit Rep. Hurd’s website or call his San Antonio District Office at 210-921-3130. Entries will be able to be submitted to his San Antonio office starting Monday, April 29 with a deadline of 11:59pm CT on Friday, May 3.
Last year’s winner was Eagle Pass High School senior Keanna Saucedo, for her drawing titled “Beyond the Riverside,” which depicts the natural landscape of the Rio Grande River between her hometown of Eagle Pass, and Piedras Negras, Mexico. Presidio High School art students have also won in the past.