BERWYN, Ill. – State Rep. Abdelnasser Rashid, D-Bridgeview, is encouraging local elementary school students to share their artistic talent and raise awareness of important environmental issues by participating in his 21st District Art Contest.

“I am excited to exhibit the many talents and perspectives of our local students through this art contest,” said Rashid. “Our young people see so much beauty in our community and they are committed to preserving it. I can’t wait to help them raise awareness while sharing their visions of the world around them.

Rashid is encouraging local students to submit artwork bringing awareness to issues surrounding the environment and climate change. The theme of the contest is “No Time to Waste.” Students are responsible for creatively incorporating this theme into their original artwork.

The top submission will be displayed in Rashid’s Springfield office where legislators and other policymakers can view it. Three runners up will have their work displayed in Rashid’s Berwyn office.

The contest is open to kindergarten through fifth grade students in the 21st District, which includes portions of Chicago’s southwest side, as well as Bedford Park, Berwyn, Bridgeview, Brookfield, Cicero, Countryside, Hodgkins, Justice, LaGrange, LaGrange Park, North Riverside, Riverside, and Summit.

For more information about the how to submit artwork, please visit or contact Rashid office at 708-956-7563 or at

Rep. Abdelnasser RashidRep. Abdelnasser Rashid

21st District

Springfield Office:
242A-W Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-5280

District Office:

6901 W. Cermak Road,
Berwyn, IL 60402