OSCEOLA COUNTY — The deadline is approaching for artistic area high schoolers to compete to have their art displayed in Washington, D.C.

Congressman John Moolenaar, R-Midland, invites all high school students from Michigan's 4th Congressional District to enter their art in the 2017 Congressional Art Competition.

The entry deadline for this year’s contest is Monday, April 17, and entries should be delivered to Moolenaar’s Midland office at 200 East Main St., Suite 230.

Michigan’s 4th Congressional District is made up of Clare, Clinton, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Mecosta, Midland, Missaukee, Ogemaw, Osceola, Roscommon, Shiawassee and Wexford counties, as well as parts of Montcalm and Saginaw counties.

The winning student from the 4th Congressional District will have his or her art displayed in the U.S. capitol for a year and receive two round-trip tickets to travel to Washington, D.C. for an annual event with Congressional Art Competition winners from around the country.

Regional winners from the 4th Congressional District will have the opportunity for their art to appear in Congressman Moolenaar's Midland and Cadillac offices.

More information on the rules and how to enter the Art Competition can be found online at moolenaar.house.gov/artcompetition. Further questions can be directed to the Midland office at (989) 631-2552.