WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, has posted 48 entries from Montana high school students on his Facebook page. Facebook users are encouraged to visit the site in order to view the submissions and vote for their favorites. The entries with the most votes will be included among the finalists for the contest.

“Montana is an inspirational place to live, so it’s not surprising that high school students – under the tutelage of excellent art teachers – exhibit such diverse artistic talent,” said Rehberg. “This year’s contest is again truly interactive, as the Facebook users will vote for their favorite submissions, helping me to select the finalists. I hope everyone will log on to take a look.”

The annual Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to showcase the artistic talents of the nation’s students. A grand prize winner and runner-up entry will be selected from among the Montana submissions. The winner’s artwork will be on display for one year in the Cannon Tunnel, a pedestrian walkway leading to the United States Capitol. The walkway is frequented by Members of Congress, staff, and the general public as they enter the Capitol Building. The first runner-up’s entry will be displayed for the public in Rehberg’s Washington, D.C. office. Honorable mentions may also be selected for display in Rehberg’s Montana offices.

Facebook voting is open through Sunday, May 6, 2011. Rehberg’s Facebook Page can be viewed at: http://www.facebook.com/denny.rehberg.mt

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