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.

2019 Congressional Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Wendolyn Reyes, a senior from Thomas Kelly High School, for her piece Eternal Sleep!

Submission Requirements

If you’re interested in participating in next year’s art competition, see the information below:

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.

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