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2004 Art And Essay Contest Winners

For Release: May 20, 2004
College Station, TX - The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum is proud to display the winning entries from the 5 th annual Art and Essay Contest.

In January the museum’s education department mailed hundreds of invitations to regional teachers. Hundreds of students from across the Brazos Valley answered the call for artwork submissions. Inspired by the theme “The Statue of Liberty,” the young artists sketched, sculpted, and painted their interpretation of this American icon. Essayists were also given the topic “The Statue of Liberty” which inspired a flurry of entries based on patriotism and freedom. The judges were impressed by not only the quantity of entries, but the quality as well. This year’s contest drew twice as many entries as last year.

On May 20, 2003 , the students who received honorable mention, second place, and first place awards will be honored in a ceremony highlighting their accomplishments. First place essay winners will receive a gift certificate provided by Barnes and Noble Booksellers. Students who placed first in the art category will receive a gift certificate for art supplies. The contest is underwritten by Wells Fargo Bank.

The exhibit will be on display from May 20, 2004 through October 17, 2004 . The Museum at the George Bush Presidential Library hours are Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 12:00 until 5:00 p.m. Museum admission is $7.00 for adults, $5.00 for senior citizens 62+ and groups of 20 or more with reservations. Children 6 and older are $2.00 TAMU and Blinn college students as well as children under 6 are free.

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George Bush Presidential Library and Museum
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