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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 with the nationwide 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 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.

Art works 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. 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

It is recommendation that pastel and charcoal drawing be fixed.

All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.

Click here for more information on rules and guidelines

Competition Events and Dates
Submission Deadline: Wednesday March 31st, 2021 at 4pm.

Students submitting artwork must complete, print and sign this form in order to participate in the contest.


Robin Kelly



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