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Today, U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) sent the following letter to schools in the fifth congressional district, encouraging their students' participation in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition.

The text of the letter is below:

March 10, 2011

Dear Fifth District Principals and Art Teachers:

It gives me great pleasure to invite each of your students to participate in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”

Each year, Congress holds an annual art competition for high school students to display their artistic talents and represent their congressional district.  Thousands of high school students from all across the country participate in this competition, and one winner from each congressional district is chosen. 

I hope that you will encourage your students to participate in this wonderful presentation of our children’s talent.  The United States Capitol plays host to over 3,000,000 visitors per year. With such a large and diverse quantity of guests, students from our region have a unique opportunity to showcase their talent to a wider audience. We have so much to offer in our great region, and I am grateful that the students of the fifth congressional district will have the chance to participate in this competition, and proudly represent all that Kentucky has to offer. 

Teachers and principals in the fifth district are encouraged to notify students of the competition and guidelines.  The winner from the fifth congressional district will have their artwork displayed at the United States Capitol for an entire year.  All artwork is due at the coordinating Congressional District Offices by April 22, 2011. Regional winners will be chosen from the Somerset, Prestonsburg and Hazard district offices. Information regarding regions is attached. District staff at each office will chose the finalists, and an overall winner will be chosen from the regional winners. The winner’s artwork will be hung for display in the United States Capitol.

Should you have any questions regarding the competition, please do not hesitate to contact Chelsea Whalen in my Washington D.C. office at 202-225-4601 or by email at


Member of Congress

Artwork should be submitted to the following district offices as indicated by county.

Prestonsburg District Office (Bath, Floyd, 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, Menifee, Owsley, Perry and Wolfe counties)
601 Main Street
Hazard, KY 41701

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


For guidelines and forms, visit the Congressional Art Competition Website.