High School Art Competition

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.

One entry that displays outstanding creativity and vision will be selected from the 37th Congressional District. Please submit your artwork by Wednesday, April 23, 2014.

2013 Congressional Art Competition Finalists

The winner of the competition will win two round-trip airline tickets to Washington, DC. to attend the unveiling ceremony with Members of Congress and special guests. In addition, the winner’s artwork will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a year.

Official Guidelines

2013 Congressional Art Competition Winner Ariana Pacino

2013 Congressional Art Competition Winner,
Ariana Pacino with U.S. Rep. Karen Bass.

The competition is open to high school students only. Exceptions may be made for schools that have 7th through 12th grades on one campus.

Art works entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it wil be required to be framed and must adhere to the size guidelines. 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.