Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2020 Winners

Reaching Out
 by Sharon Han
Reaching Out
by Sharon Han
Texas, District 7
My Grandmother
 by Axel Hernandez
My Grandmother
by Axel Hernandez
Texas, District 31
Grandpa Terry
 by Teri Duvall
Grandpa Terry
by Teri Duvall
Tennessee, District 6
The Fox
 by Lauren Cowan
The Fox
by Lauren Cowan
Utah, District 3

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.