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Public voting open for Art Contest
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MONROE, Ga. - Congressman Jody Hice (GA-10) announced that he is inviting the public to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. 

Fifty-two high school students in Georgia’s 10th Congressional District have submitted their artwork for a chance to receive a trip to Washington, D.C. and the honor of having their artwork displayed in the United States Capitol.

While artists from the Monroe-Walton Center for the Arts will decide who receives this top distinction, Georgia’s residents will determine the recipient of the People’s Choice Award. 

“I am extremely impressed by the artistic abilities of Georgia’s 10th District high school students,” Hice said. “Because their outstanding work deserves recognition, I hope that as many people as possible will visit my Facebook page to view their artwork, leave a positive comment, and vote for their favorite piece.  Then, you’re invited to join us at the Monroe Art Guild on Saturday, April 29th at 10 a.m. as we celebrate art together.” 

Hice will announce the recipient of the People’s Choice Award at the Monroe Art Guild, located at 205 South Broad St., on Saturday, April 29.  The winner of the People’s Choice Award will receive a prize from a downtown merchant and his or her artwork will hang in the Congressman’s Monroe office.  To view this year’s submissions, go online to and click on “Photos.”  The Congressman will award one point for each “like” and two points for each “share,” and the photo with the most points wins.  Voting closes at 3:00 p.m. on April 28th.  Click HERE to cast your vote.