Cassidy announces Congressional Art Contest

Staff reports
Three new Louisiana delegates have been sworn in to the House of Representatives of the 111th Congress.
The group includes William “Bill” Cassidy, M.D., a Bill Cassidy, a Republican from Baton Rouge, recently was sworn-in to represent the 6th Congressional District. The northern area of Ascension Parish is included in the greater Baton Rouge district.

Congressman Bill Cassidy (R–Baton Rouge) has announced that he is sponsoring the 2009 Congressional Art Contest for students in Louisiana’s Sixth District. 

The winner will have their artwork put on display in the Cannon Tunnel of the United States Capitol, where Members of Congress, foreign dignitaries, and thousands of visitors and tourists from across the country travel each week.

“This is a great opportunity for local student artists to display their talents on the national stage,” said Cassidy.  “I encourage all interested students to participate.  It’s an exciting opportunity, and Laura and I are thrilled to showcase the artistic talents of students in the Sixth District.”

Open to all Sixth District high school students, the contest begins today and the deadline for submissions is May 1. 

The winners will be selected on May 15 by a panel of five local artists at Cassidy’s office in Baton Rouge.

In addition to having their artwork displayed in the Capitol for a year, the First Place winner will receive three complimentary airline tickets to Washington, D.C. to participate in an unveiling ceremony and be eligible for a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art & Design. Second and Third Place finishers will have their artwork displayed in Cassidy’s Washington, D.C. and Baton Rouge offices.