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Rep. Garamendi Announces Homemade Mask Competition for 3rd District Residents

Sacramento, CA—Today, amidst a national rise in COVID-19 cases, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) announced a Homemade Mask Competition for residents of California’s 3rd Congressional District to promote safe habits that will help curb the spread of COVID-19. 3rd District residents can submit their homemade masks to Garamendi’s office until January 25. Local residents will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite mask to select a winner. The winning submission will be displayed on Congressman Garamendi’s social media accounts and website, and the winning artist will receive a Congressional Commendation.

“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in our state, it is imperative that we take every possible step to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and promote safe habits throughout our community,” Garamendi said.

“With that in mind, I’m announcing a Homemade Mask Competition for residents of California’s 3rd Congressional District. I want to give every resident of the 3rd District an opportunity to display their homemade masks and all of the ways they are working to curb the spread of COVID-19. Together, we can stop the spread of this virus and save lives. I look forward to viewing everyone’s submissions,” Garamendi concluded.

3rd District residents who wish to enter the competition can do so by following the instructions below:

  1.      Take a photo of yourself wearing your homemade mask and submit it on social media by tweeting it to @RepGaramendi or tagging @RepGaramendi in an Instagram or Facebook post. Please ensure your name and city of residence are included in the post. You can also submit by emailing your entry to me at with the subject line “Mask Contest,” including your name and city in the body of the email.
  2.      Contestants must reside in California’s 3rd Congressional District. You can view a map of the district here:
  3.      All masks must be homemade. This can include masks that you’ve made prior to the start of the competition. Masks cannot include any company logos. Eligible entries cannot display inappropriate language or endorse any particular political party or candidate.
  4.      Submit your mask photo by January 25, 2020, and then residents will be able to vote for their favorite mask on my social media accounts and on my website at


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