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Yarmuth Invites Young Artists to Participate in Congressional Competition

U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is sending out an open invitation to Louisville’s aspiring young artists to take part in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition.Each spring, members of Congress host contest to recognize and encourage the artistic talents of high-school students from their districts.For the first time, entries can be submitted on-line and all submissions will be posted on the Yarmuth's congressional website. After the entry deadline, people will have the opportunity to vote online to select the competition’s finalists.The top 20 finalists who then have their artwork featured at the Louisville Water Tower Gallery.The winner will be chosen by a panel of judges from Louisville and will have their artwork showcased in the U.S. House of Representatives as part of a year-long exhibit and win two airline tickets to Washington to see the display.The competition is open to high school students only, and the deadline is April 13 at 5 p.m.