U.S. Congressman Ted Poe on Thursday announced an art contest for high school students living in the 2nd Congressional District of Texas. The local contest is part of An Artistic Discovery, an annual competition for high school students sponsored by the United States House of Representatives to encourage the artistic talents of young Americans.

This is a great opportunity to showcase the creative abilities of young talented Texans in the second district, Poe said.

The contest winner will have their art displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol. Two runners-up will also be awarded and their artwork will be displayed in Congressman Poes district offices for one year.

Artwork must be an original concept (not reproduced from any existing photo, painting, or other work produced by another individual), two-dimensional and no larger than 32 x 32 x 4 framed. Eligible categories include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art and photography. Entries must be submitted to Congressman Poes Jefferson County or Harris County offices no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday May 20, 2005. For more information on the contest, please log on to our website http://www.house.gov/poe to download all contest rules.

Jefferson County Office
2615 Calder
Suite 100
Beaumont, TX 77702

Harris County Office
20202 U.S. Highway 59 N.
Suite 105
Humble, TX 77338