Each spring, a nationwide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students in the District. The overall winner of our district's competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will also include artwork from other contest winners nationwide.

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26” x 26” x 4”, including the frame. The artwork may be

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed media
  • Computer-generated art
  • Photography

Please read the following resources below before submitting your artwork:

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution. Deadline for submitting artwork and Student Release Form is Friday, May 5 at 5:00 p.m.

The Congressional Art Competition began in 1982 to provide an opportunity for members of Congress to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of their young constituents. Since then, over 650,000 high school students have been involved with the nationwide competition.

If you would like more information on the annual Congressional Art Competition – including this year's deadlines – please submit the following form.



Student Information
Prefix * First Name * Last Name * Suffix (Jr., Sr.)
* Address:
* City:
State:
Zip:
Student Email:
Student Phone:
* Grade Level:

If you do not know your four digit extension for your zip code, please check the U.S. Postal Service website for more information.

Parent or Guardian Information
Prefix * First Name * Last Name * Suffix (Jr., Sr.)
* Address:
* City:
State:
Zip:
* Parent or Guardian Email:
* Parent or Guardian Phone:
School Information
* High School Name:
* High School Phone:
* Art Teacher Name:


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