Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2019 Winners

Gifted Opportunity
 by Abby Fridley
Gifted Opportunity
by Abby Fridley
West Virginia, District 1
Retriever of Hearts
 by Lauren Chapel
Retriever of Hearts
by Lauren Chapel
North Carolina, District 2
Motherly Love
 by Vanessa Campos
Motherly Love
by Vanessa Campos
California, District 44
Safari
 by Iris Chandler
Safari
by Iris Chandler
Michigan, District 12

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 2020 Art Competition

  1. Contact your representative to confirm your district’s participation and obtain specific guidance.
  2. Review the 2020 Rules for Students and Teachers.
  3. Complete the 2020 Student Release Form.
  4. Submit the Student Release Form and any other required materials to your representative by the deadline specified on their website.