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Art Competition

For 2020 Art Competition winners and virtual gallery, click here.

The 2021 Art Submission deadline has passed, thank you for your interest. Entrants will hear directly about the result of the contest by mid-May and results will be posted here.

How to Apply

  • Click here to apply by completing the Student Application Form. Upon completition, the confirmation page will include a link where you can upload a picture of your artwork.

  • Click here to download the 2021 Art Competition Flyer for Teachers.

  • Click here to download the 2021 Art Competition Flyer for Students.

  • Click here to download the 2021 Art Competition Rules.

  • Click here for guidance on photographing artwork with your smartphone.

Watch Rep. Bass recognize Isaiah Levels, winner of the 2020 Art Competition, during the 2020 Year in Review video below:

Official Guidelines

The competition is open to all high school students living in the 37th Congressional District.

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches and may be up to 4 inches in depth. All media accepted, including:

  • 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 Graphic
  • Photography

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution. For more information about the 2021 Art Competition, click here.

Please contact our Art Competition Coordinator, Jacqueline Hamilton, by email at, or call or text (323) 383-2546 with any questions.

Since 1982, each spring the U.S. House of Representatives sponsors a nationwide high school arts contest designed to encourage and recognize the artistic talents of artists in our nation. To date, more than 650,000 high school students have been acknowledged and supported for their talents. 

The 2020 Art Competition Gallery is now LIVE!

Click here to view our virtual gallery featuring the talented high school artists of California's 37th Congressional District. We'd like to thank all of our participants and their families for their flexibility and patience due to the COVID-19 pandemic and look forward to welcoming all artists to future in-person events when deemed safe by public health officials.

Congratulations to our winners!

1st Place: Isaiah Levels, Culver City High School, 12th Grade 
2nd Place: Angela Zhang, Geffen Academy at UCLA, 11th Grade
3rd Place: Elisa Ribordy, Culver City High School, 12th Grade
4th Place: Lacey Burns, Culver City High School, 11th Grade

Honorable Mention:

Sophia Andrade, El Segundo High School, 12th Grade
Stanley Funnell, Culver City High School, 12th Grade
Serena Lara-Greenberg, Culver City High School, 10th Grade
Grace Reason, Culver City High School, 11th Grade
Esmeralda Castillo, Maya Angelou Community High School, 10th Grade
Keith Wallich, Santee Education Complex, 12th Grade
Nadia Alwiny, Downtown Magnet High School, 10th Grade
Anna Martinez, Culver City High School, 10th Grade