Art & App Competitions
Congressional Art Competition
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 12th 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), may be up to 4 inches in depth, and may weigh no 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
- Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
- Mixed Media
- Computer Generated Art
All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
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.
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS. THE DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATIONS IS APRIL 24, 2023.
Please email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org including a photo of the artwork and the below completed forms.
Thank you to everyone who is participating in the Congressional Art Competition. If you have any follow-up questions, please email email@example.com.