"Spring" by Morgan Downing, 2011 Congressional Art Competition Winner

“Six Year Old Self-portrait at Torrey Pines” by Natali Rahimzadeh


Office Contact Information

Washington Office
U.S. House of Representatives
1526 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2040
Fax: (202) 225-2948

San Diego Office
2700 Adams Avenue Suite 102
San Diego CA 92116
Phone: (619) 280-5353
Fax: (619) 280-5311

Congressional Art Competition

Each year, members of Congress hold a contest to select a work of art by a high school student in their district to be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC.  This impressive art exhibit brightens the Cannon Tunnel and showcases the talent of our nation’s young people.

As the former director of a youth leadership program in San Diego, I know that young people are often the most thoughtful and creative members of our community.  The Congressional Art Competition offers a national platform for displaying that creativity, so I encourage high school students with all artistic backgrounds from the 53rd Congressional District to participate. 

This contest is only open to high school students.  The winning student will receive scholarship opportunities and two round-trip airfare tickets to travel to Washington, DC for the exhibit’s ribbon-cutting ceremony.  The winner’s artwork will also be displayed in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building for one year. 

The deadline to submit artwork to my San Diego Office is 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.  Links to the artwork guidelines, the required student release form, submission checklist, and a flyer for this year’s competition can be found below. 

2014 Congressional Art Competition Flyer

Thank you for your interest in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition!  If you have any questions, you may contact my district office at (619) 280-5353.