Stephanie Varela, Boyle Heights Beat art contributor and Roosevelt High School student, won first place in the 34th Congressional District Student Art Competition in 2013. Photo by Flickr user RustyBeans/ Creative Commons
The annual student art competition is now open to all high school and 7th and 8th grade students who reside in Congressman Becerra’s District (34th).
The theme of the competition is Los Angeles: What does your community look like? The purpose is for students to reflect their perspective of what their community looks like through art. A panel of local artists and sponsors will judge all art work entered into the competition.
The winner will have the chance to display their work in the U.S. Capital for one year and take an all expense paid trip to Washington D.C. for the national ceremony. All students submitting artwork will also be recognized and have the chance to win many great prizes at the annual Awards Ceremony this spring.
Last year, Boyle Heights Beat contributing artist and Roosevelt High School graduate Stephanie Varela won first place with her painting titled “Mariachi Plaza, Boyle Heights.”
Hurry, the deadline for all artwork is Friday March 14th by 5p.m. for more information, guidelines and additional forms, visit http://becerra.house.gov/student-art-competition/.