Middle School Art Contest open to 70th District students

SYCAMORE – Middle school students who live in the 70th Representative District are invited to submit artwork to the Legislative Art Contest offered by state Rep. Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore.

An overall winner and two runners-up will be chosen to have their artwork displayed at the State Capitol in Springfield for one week during the spring legislative session.

The competition is open to all middle school students. Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 30 inches high, 30 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:

• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

• Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal

• Collages

• Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums

Each entry must be original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted.

Entries must be delivered to Keicher’s district office or postmarked by April 26 to:

State Rep. Jeff Keicher, 158 W. State St., Suite C, Sycamore, IL 60178.

Keicher serves the 70th District, which includes most of DeKalb County along with portions of western Kane County and eastern Boone County. For questions or more information, call the district office at 815-748-3494.

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