Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2017 Winners

Peace
by Bailey Gibson
Tennessee, District 7
Peace
 by Bailey Gibson
Steadfast
by Anna Jensen
Colorado, District 2
Steadfast
 by Anna Jensen
The Intricacy of Life
by Rae Stokes
Colorado, District 6
The Intricacy of Life
 by Rae Stokes
My Family
by Karina McMillan
North Carolina, District 8
My Family
 by Karina McMillan

About the Competition

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries. Winners are recognized both in their district and at an annual awards ceremony in Washington, DC. The winning works are displayed for one year at the U.S. Capitol.

How to Enter the 2018 Art Competition

  1. Contact your representative to confirm your district’s participation and obtain specific guidance.
  2. Review the 2018 Rules for Students and Teachers.
  3. Complete the 2018 Student Release Form.
  4. Submit the Student Release Form and any other required materials to your representative by the deadline specified on their website.