Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2020 Winners

Colorful Optimism
 by Amie Turner
Colorful Optimism
by Amie Turner
Texas, District 29
No Longer Fruitless
 by Stevie Hopson
No Longer Fruitless
by Stevie Hopson
Arkansas, District 4
Trapped
 by Diya Patel
Trapped
by Diya Patel
California, District 2
Ribbons for the People
 by Brianna Yee
Ribbons for the People
by Brianna Yee
Ohio, District 14

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 2021 Art Competition

  1. Contact your representative to confirm your district’s participation and obtain specific guidance.
  2. Review the 2021 Rules for Students and Teachers.
  3. Complete the 2021 Student Release Form.
  4. Submit the Student Release Form and any other required materials to your representative by the deadline specified on their website.