Congressman John Shimkus is taking entries for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. The contest is open to high school students in the 15th Congressional District. The winning entry will be chosen by a panel from the district and the finalists will also be displayed on the congressman’s website and Facebook page. The winning artist is then invited to participate in a ceremony in Washington, and Southwest Airlines will fly him or her and a guest out to DC for free. Entries are due by next Friday (April 28th).