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Congressman Pittenger: Support local students in 2017 Congressional Art Competition

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CHARLOTTE – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) invites the community to celebrate local high school artists and help select finalists for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

Nearly 40 students from Matthews, Waxhaw, St. Pauls, Monroe, Lumber Bridge, and Charlotte have submitted entries, which can be viewed in the “2017 Congressional Art Competition” album on Congressman Pittenger’s Facebook page at CongressmanPittenger.

To help select finalists, please visit Congressman Pittenger’s Facebook page and “like” your favorite artwork.  The three entries receiving the most “likes” by noon on Friday, April 28th will be named finalists.

Three additional finalists will be chosen by professional artists from North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.

The final round of judging will include Congressman Pittenger, his staff, and local art experts.  The first place entry will be displayed in a busy corridor of the U.S. Capitol for one year.  The other five finalists will have their artwork displayed in Congressman Pittenger’s local offices.

“Each year I am amazed by the incredible talent of our local high school artists, and very impressed by the exceptional work of local high school art instructors,” said Congressman Pittenger.  “Please help us select three finalists by ‘liking’ your favorite on Facebook, and while you’re there, please consider leaving notes of encouragement for these talented students.”

The 2017 Congressional Art Competition is carried out at no expense to the Federal Government.  All expenses are provided locally in the community.

For more information about the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, go to ArtCompetition.

To help select three of this year’s finalists and encourage all of the local student artists, go to CongressmanPittenger, find the “2017 Congressional Art Competition” album, and vote by “liking” your favorites.