Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2017 Winners

A Look Into My Life
by Jenna Townsend
Indiana, District 9
A Look Into My Life
 by Jenna Townsend
Little Things
by Bailey Piechota
Hon. Matt Cartwright*
Pennsylvania, District 17
Little Things
 by Bailey Piechota
Longing
by Erin Kelly
Hon. Keith J. Rothfus*
Pennsylvania, District 12
Longing
 by Erin Kelly
Boots
by Brooke Pentecost
Illinois, District 16
Boots
 by Brooke Pentecost

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 2019 Art Competition

  1. Contact your representative to confirm your district’s participation and obtain specific guidance.
  2. Review the 2019 Rules for Students and Teachers.
  3. Complete the 2019 Student Release Form.
  4. Submit the Student Release Form and any other required materials to your representative by the deadline specified on their website.