Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2017 Winners

The Mosquito
by Carly Conwell
Florida, District 1
The Mosquito
 by Carly Conwell
A Better Tomorrow
by Evelyn Ruiz
California, District 35
A Better Tomorrow
 by Evelyn Ruiz
Sophie
by Charles Johnson
Nebraska, District 3
Sophie
 by Charles Johnson
Bisabuela
by Heavenly Najar
Texas, District 33
Bisabuela
 by Heavenly Najar

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 2019 Art Competition

  1. Contact your representative to confirm your district’s participation and obtain specific guidance.
  2. Review the 2019 Rules for Students and Teachers.
  3. Complete the 2019 Student Release Form.
  4. Submit the Student Release Form and any other required materials to your representative by the deadline specified on their website.