Congressional District Art Competition

Submissions for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition are due by Thursday, April 25th, 2019.

Each spring, a nation-wide 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 47th 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.

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches (including the frame) by up to 4 inches in depth (and cannot weigh more than 15 pounds). The art work may be:

  • Paintings - including oil, acrylics, and watercolor
  • Drawings - including pastels, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, ink, and markers
  • Collage - must be two dimensional
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media - use of more than two mediums such as pencil ink, watercolor, etc.
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution and may not violate U.S. Copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image will not be accepted. For more information on copyright laws, please click here.

Every Participant must print out and complete an Information and Release form which can be downloaded by clicking here. Artwork cannot be accepted without an attached fully-completed release form.

You can find a full list of rules and regulations by clicking here and for any additional questions or information please feel free to call our District office at 562-436-3828.

Submissions for the 2019 Congressional Art Competition are due by Thursday, April 25th, 2019.

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. You can view a list of past winners by clicking here.

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