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U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) has extended the deadline for high school students in southern and eastern Kentucky to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. The new deadline is Wednesday, April 30 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT).

The winning artwork will be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building where it will hang alongside artwork from congressional districts across the nation. The artist of the winning piece from the Fifth Congressional District will receive two free airline tickets to Washington, D.C. for an annual awards ceremony and may become eligible for artistic scholarships for college.

"I enjoy walking through the long hallway where all of the artwork is displayed from each state, and I take great pride in showing off the artwork from the Fifth District of Kentucky," said Rogers.

Artwork must be two-dimensional, and each framed piece must be no larger than 28” x 28” x 4”. For complete guidelines, visit Congressional Art Competition Guidelines or

Artists should submit their work to Rogers' Congressional District Offices. The top three district winners will be chosen from the Somerset, Prestonsburg and Hazard District Offices and a winner will be chosen from those.

Students who place second and third place will receive a Congressional Certificate of Recognition for their award-winning artwork.

For more information, contact Chelsea Whalen in Rogers' Washington, DC office at 202-225-4601 or

 Artwork should be submitted to the district offices indicated by county by April 30, 2014:

Prestonsburg District Office (Boyd, Carter, Floyd, Elliott, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan, Pike and Rowan Counties) 
110 Resource Court
Suite A 
Prestonsburg, KY 41653

Hazard District Office (Breathitt, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley and Perry counties) 
48 South Kentucky Highway 15
Hazard, KY 41701

Somerset District Office (Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley Counties)
551 Clifty Street
Somerset, KY 42503

Click here from more information about the Congressional Art Competition.

Click here to download the student release form.

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit or follow Rogers onTwitter or on Facebook