Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2020 Winners

A Drop of Something
 by Emma Moran
A Drop of Something
by Emma Moran
Ohio, District 12
Hon. Greg Gianforte*
Under the Mountain
 by Caleb Fetveit
Under the Mountain
by Caleb Fetveit
Montana, District At Large
Summer Lake
 by Eliana Smith
Summer Lake
by Eliana Smith
Tennessee, District 2
Johnae, Self-Portrait
 by Johnae'  Wise
Johnae, Self-Portrait
by Johnae' Wise
South Carolina, District 6

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.