WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) today announced that he will be hosting a reception to recognize the students participating in this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District.
The reception will be held on Monday, May 12th at 5:00 p.m. CST in the Todd Art Gallery at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro (1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37132). This is a free event, open to the public.
Two area judges will pick a winning entry to be announced at the reception on Monday. The first place winner will have the opportunity to travel with one guest to Washington, D.C. to see his or her artwork displayed in the annual national exhibition in the Cannon Tunnel, a pedestrian walkway leading to the United States Capitol. The first place winner’s artwork will remain on display for one year. A scholarship is also offered to the winner. Second and third place winners will have the opportunity to display their art in Rep. DesJarlais’ state offices.
The top ten submissions are from Rutherford, Bradley, Warren, Lincoln and Maury Counties.
The Congressional Art Competition was created in 1982 as an opportunity to showcase the talent of high school students and acknowledge gifted young artists. Hundreds of thousands of high school students have been able to participate at the local level over the years.
More information on the Congressional Art Competition can be found here.