Rep. Dennis Cardoza's office said the deadline for students to submit artwork for the 2010 Congressional Art Competition has been extended to Friday.
The winning entry from Cardoza's district will be displayed for one year in the frequently used passageway between the U.S. Capitol and the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Artwork can be submitted to Cardoza's district offices in the Merced County Building, 2222 M St., Suite 305 Merced, CA 95340.
All art entries will be displayed at the Mexican Heritage Center, 30 E. Acacia St., Stockton from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on May 16. A professional panel appointed by Cardoza will judge the submissions and the winner will be announced.
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Participants must be high school students living in the 18th District.
Artwork must be two-dimensional and no larger than 30 by 30 inches framed (framing not required).
Eligible forms of artwork are paintings, prints, drawings, collages, computer art, mixed media and photography.
The artwork must depict the Central Valley of California in some way (people, landscapes, landmarks, etc.).
A release form certifying the originality of the art piece must be signed by teacher and student. The forms are available at high schools and Cardoza's district offices in Stockton, Modesto and Merced.