U.S. Rep Scot Rigell, R-Virginia Beach, will announce the winners of the 2nd Congressional District art contest Thursday at a reception at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach.
The art of the first place winner from the 2nd District, which includes parts of Hampton and Newport News, will hang in the U.S. Capital in Washington D.C. for one year alongside other winners from congressional districts around the country.
The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to recognize the talents of members of Congress' high school age constituents.
Rigell's reception and awards ceremony is open to the public. It takes place at 5 p.m. at the Art Institute of Virginia Beach located at 4500 Main St., Suite 100 in Virginia Beach.