Art Competition

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 in the nationwide competition.

Each spring, members of the U.S. House of Representatives receive artistic submission from their districts. The winning artwork of our district's competition is displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol, alongside winning artwork from other districts across the United States.

How to Enter the 2019 Art Competition

Thank you for your interest in applying for the Congressional Art Competition! All high school students who reside in the district are encouraged to apply. To find out if you live in the district, use the “FIND YOUR REPRESENTATIVE” feature on house.gov.

Submission Requirements

Artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep and should weigh no more than 15 pounds. Accepted mediums include painting, drawing, collage, printing, mixed media, and photography. Each entry must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate U.S. copyright laws. For more information on rules and regulations for students and teachers, please click here.

To apply, please submit this form AND a .jpg photo of the artwork you would like us to consider to IL04.Art@mail.house.gov.  Contestants must submit both items in order to be considered.

The deadline for 2019 entries has been changed to May 3rd, 2019 at 5PM CST. We look forward to reviewing your submission!

 

 

PDF versions of the above information are available in English and Spanish.