Congressional Art Competition

Each spring, the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors a nationwide high school arts competition to recognize and encourage the artistic talent throughout the nation. Since the competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.
 
The contest is open to all high school students in District One. The winner of our District's competition will be displayed for one year, along with other Districts’ winners, in the U.S. Capitol. The second place work will be in my office in D.C. and the third place winner in my local office in Las Vegas. 
 
Art works entered in the contest may be up to 32 inches by 32 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
  • Prints - including lithographs, silkscreen, and block prints
  • Mixed Media
  • Computer Generated Art
  • Photography
  • All entries must be an original in concept, design, and execution.
Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. An independent panel of judges, including artists, gallery owners, critics, and art educators, select the winners. For more information, please contact my district office.