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Congressman DeSaulnier Announces 2020 Congressional Art Competition

Walnut Creek, CA – Today, Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced that he is hosting the 2020 Congressional Art Competition for California’s 11th Congressional District. High school artists living in Contra Costa County may begin submitting original artwork to their school or one of Congressman DeSaulnier’s district offices from now until Thursday, April 30, 2020. The winning piece will be selected by a panel of local judges and announced at an event in Contra Costa County following the submission deadline.

“The artistry we have seen from the Congressional Art Competition is nothing short of inspiring,” said Congressman DeSaulnier. “I look forward to seeing the creativity of students throughout Contra Costa County and sharing that talent in Washington.”

This event is open to all high school students in California’s 11th Congressional District, and the winning piece will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol. The winner will be invited to Washington, D.C. to attend a national reception honoring winners from around the country. Submissions may be up to 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. All submissions must arrive at one of Congressman DeSaulnier’s district offices, in Walnut Creek or Richmond, no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 30, 2020. If you or your school needs assistance with arranging submissions, please contact our office.

Complete contest guidelines and submission forms are available on Congressman DeSaulnier’s website at: For more information or help submitting artwork, please call (925) 933-2660.


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