Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2019 Winners

Oddsquad
 by Octavia Madison
Oddsquad
by Octavia Madison
Texas, District 30
Mayan Mind-Bender
 by Julio Bautista
Mayan Mind-Bender
by Julio Bautista
Texas, District 18
A Million Dots of Diversity
 by Meredith Sconce
A Million Dots of Diversity
by Meredith Sconce
Washington, District 4
Hon. Chris Collins*
Fractures of Self
 by William Palmer
Fractures of Self
by William Palmer
New York, District 27

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.