First House of Delegates Art Contest

The House of Delegates is having its first ever Art Contest! The contest is open to all children ages 4-12.  The winner will receive a $200 United States Series EE Savings Bond, and a certificate from the General Assembly to be presented on the House floor.

Contest Topic:

Individual students will create a picture that illustrates the following topic:

State symbols and emblems represent the cultural heritage and natural resources of each state. Oftentimes, they reflect native species of flora and fauna, history, and industry.  Virginia has a state flag, a state seal, and many symbols and emblems that have been officially adopted by legislative action of the Virginia General Assembly over the years.  After identifying the official symbols and emblems of Virginia, create a picture that illustrates a significant item that should be added as a symbol of Virginia and recognized for its importance to our state.

Rules and Entry:

There are three different age groups: ages 4-6, ages 7-9, and ages 10-12.  One winner will be selected from each.  Only one entry per student and all entries must have a filled out form with a parent or guardian’s signature.  All entries must be no bigger than 12 inch x 18 inch paper. Students can use any material but stencils and tracing are not allowed. Entries must be postmarked by December 1, 2009 to be eligible to enter the contest. Mail completed picture and Entry Form to: “Attention Art Contest”, Legislative Education and Development (LEAD) Office, Virginia House of Delegates, P.O. Box 406, Richmond, VA 23218.

All information can be found at

Good luck and have fun!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Delegate Albo at (703) 451-3555.


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