BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) — Pay attention, students! Would you like to have your art work displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol complex in Washington, D.C.?
Congressman Mike McIntyre is inviting all high school students living in Southeastern, North Carolina to submit entries for the annual congressional art competition.
The deadline for submission has been extended to May 4 and all entries must be submitted to one of the congressman's district offices, located in Bolivia, Lumberton, Fayetteville and Wilmington.
"The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity for us to share the great talent and creativity of our youth in Southeastern North Carolina with thousands of visitors to the U.S. Capitol," said McIntyre in a statement.
First, second and third place winners will be selected by a panel of judges convened by McIntyre that includes professional artists and gallery curators.
More than 650,000 students have participated in the competition nationwide and the works of thousands of young American artists have been showcased in the Capitol, according to a press release.
Here are the guidelines and rules about the competition.