Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2020 Winners

Mother of Nature
 by Christine Kim
Mother of Nature
by Christine Kim
California, District 45
Girl With A Duck
 by Courtney Lupton
Girl With A Duck
by Courtney Lupton
Alabama, District 4
Music Lifts Us
 by Danielle Banfield
Music Lifts Us
by Danielle Banfield
Pennsylvania, District 8
Trapped
 by Diya Patel
Trapped
by Diya Patel
California, District 2

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.