Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2019 Winners

Qipao
by Hanzhi Liu
New York, District 12
Qipao
 by Hanzhi Liu
Bold Boredom
by Kyra Moe
Virginia, District 2
Bold Boredom
 by Kyra Moe
Clementines
by Samantha Sipe
Illinois, District 16
Clementines
 by Samantha Sipe
Skin Tangle
by Feliciah Fitz-Henley
Florida, District 23
Skin Tangle
 by Feliciah Fitz-Henley

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.