Congressional Art Competition

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS MAY 4th, 2017

Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Artistic Discovery Contest is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in our congressional district.

The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in the 2nd District. The over-all 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 nation-wide.

Artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth, and 15 pounds in weight. The artwork may be any two dimensional piece such as:

  • 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

For more information, please read the rules for the students and teachers below and fillout the student release form when submitting artwork.

Student Release Form (04/10/1709:05 AMET )
Rules for Students and Teachers (04/10/1709:04 AMET )
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