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Hurley to host second annual art contest

To promote creativity and artistic ideas, state Rep. Fran Hurley (D-Chicago) is hosting her second annual art contest for seventh- and eighth-grade students in the 35th District.

“To honor and celebrate our first responders, I am hosting a first responder themed art contest for seventh- and eighth-graders in the district to show off their artistic abilities,” said Hurley. “Being able to express your creative side and share your passion for art is incredibly important and I’m glad to offer this opportunity to our students.”

All submissions must be a drawing and follow the theme of first responders such as a firefighter, police officer or nurse doing a heroic act. All submissions are due to Hurley’s Constituent Service Office at 10400 S. Western Ave., by Oct. 15. Submissions will be judged by Ancestry Art Studio Owner Salima Collins.

Winners will be announced in November. The first-place winner will have their artwork hung up in Hurley’s Springfield office and will have the opportunity to be a legislative page for a day in Springfield, along with a $100 gift certificate to a local business. Second and third place winners will also receive gift cards to a local business at $75 and $50, respectively.

“This art competition is a fun way for students to get involved in state government while also recognizing the heroic actions our first responders take every day,” said Hurley. “I look forward to seeing the submissions and enthusiastically encourage every student eligible to participate.”

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