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Georgia Southern’s Armstrong Campus hosts annual high school congressional competition exhibition

The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide high school visual art contest to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation. In conjunction with the competition, the Georgia Southern University Armstrong Campus will host “An Artistic Discovery,” showcasing competition entries from Georgia’s 1st Congressional District. The event is free and open to the public.

“I hope many students will participate in the Congressional Art Competition this year,” said U.S. Rep. for Georgia’s 1st Congressional District Buddy Carter. “This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of young constituents in the 1st District. I am always extremely impressed with the entries each year. I look forward to seeing the art this year.”

Works submitted for the exhibition are eligible for a number of cash awards, as well as the prestigious U.S. District Congressional Award. The winning entries from each district are prominently displayed in the Cannon Tunnel in Washington, D.C., for one year. The Cannon Tunnel connects the Cannon House Office Building with the U.S. Capitol and is traveled on a daily basis by congressmen and women, as well as their staff members.

The Congressional Art Competition exhibition will run on weekdays from Feb. 18 to March 3 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery, with a reception on March 3 at 2 p.m.

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Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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