Tiahrt calling for entries in student art contest

Don't draw this turtleRep. Todd Tiahrt’s office is calling for entries for the 2010 Congressional Art competition.

The contest will select one high school artist’s work to be put on display at the Capitol building in Washington.

“Last year's entries were magnificent, and I expect this year's entries will be just as great,” Tiahrt said in a statement.

Entry categories including painting, drawing, collage, mixed media, prints, photography and computer-generated art.

In addition to having artwork displayed at the Capitol for a year, the winning teen will be given the option of selling his or her work to the Wichita Independent Business Association for $500, or retaining the rights to the work and receiving a $200 prize.

Judging will take place April 9 at the WIBA office at 445 N. Waco, Wichita.

For full rules and an entry form, go here. Or call the congressman’s office at 316-262-8992.

Entrants should deliver their artwork to the WIBA office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from March 29 to April 1.