Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Hosts Congressional Art Competition in District 25: High School Students Submit Artwork to be Displayed at Open House

May 7, 2009
Press Release

MIAMI—Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) will host the annual Congressional Art Competition “An Artistic Discovery” tomorrow, Friday, May 8 at 4:00 p.m. in his Miami District Office. 

“Each year the art competition provides an opportunity for students in our community to showcase their amazing talent and creativity,” said Diaz-Balart.  “I look forward to meeting this year’s participants and congratulating them in person for their extraordinary work,” said Diaz-Balart.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 as a way to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of young constituents.  Since then, over 650,000 high school students have participated in the nationwide competition, which is hosted by the U.S. House of Representatives.  Each spring a winner is selected from each Congressional District in the U.S. 

This year, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart received more than 45 submissions of art work from students in Miami-Dade and Collier Counties, which will be on display at the open house tomorrow.  The winning artwork from District 25 will be announced in the coming weeks and will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.  

WHAT: Congressional Art Competition Open House to display artwork submissions from students participating in the national Congressional Art Competition—Open to the Press

WHO: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart and high school students from District 25

WHEN: Friday, May 8, 2009 at 4:00 p.m. 

WHERE: Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart’s Miami District Office, 12851 SW 42nd Street, Suite 131 (second floor), Miami, FL 33175