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Doolittle invites artists into national competition

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Doolittle invites artists into national competition U.S. Rep. John Doolittle, R-Roseville is encouraging high school students in the Fourth Congressional District to participate in the 26th Annual Congressional Arts Competition, An Artistic Discovery." This competition is an opportunity for the visitors of our nation's capital to realize the artistic potential in the Fourth Congressional District, Doolittle said. I encourage all who desire to participate in this exciting competition, and I am looking forward to viewing the remarkable artistic abilities of our youth. Senator James Jeffords, I-Vt. created the competition in 1981 when he was a member of the House of Representatives. Since that time, the collection has grown from less than 20 entries to well over 350 today. Contests are held by members of Congress in their districts. Art by all first-place winners is displayed in a walkway, the Cannon Tunnel, running between the House office buildings and the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit is a favorite point of interest at the Capitol. The annual competition and celebration, underwritten by General Motors, is one of the most popular events in the U.S. House of Representatives. The winner of An Artistic Discovery will receive roundtrip airfare for himself and a guardian to attend the 2008 Congressional Arts Competition Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Reception in Washington, D.C. For rules and guidelines, visit the http://doolittle.house.gov Web address.