A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post about the Congressional Art Competition and Montana Rep. Denny Rehberg urging Montana’s high school students to submit their own original artwork for consideration.

The winning entries from each state are displayed in the Cannon Tunnel at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. The first runner-up from Montana gets to hang his or her artwork in Rehberg’s D.C. officer.

But wait – there’s more.

Last week (and here you can gauge just how far I’m running behind on reading my emails) Rehberg announced that the winner from Montana will also be offered college scholarships from the University of Montana and the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Wow, right?

The UM scholarship is for $1,000, and the winning artist has to enroll as an art major for the 2011-2012 school year. The Savannah scholarship is a $1,500 per year admission scholarship.

“The Congressional Art Competition is a great way for Montana’s young artists to be recognized and rewarded for their talents, and I’m thankful to the University of Montana and Savannah College for helping to allow a young Montana artist the opportunity to develop their skills as an art student,” said Rehberg in a prepared statement.

Details, details, details:

The competition is open to all students enrolled in a Montana high school or home-school equivalent. All submissions are due by Friday, April 22, 2011.  Further information, including official rules, guidelines, and instructions for submission, can be found online at http://rehberg.house.gov under the Art Competition heading in the Services tab.