Congressional Art Competition

Selection of 2019 Winners

Eternal Sleep
 by Wendolyn Reyes
Eternal Sleep
by Wendolyn Reyes
Illinois, District 4
Sucked Back In
 by Aidan Heney
Sucked Back In
by Aidan Heney
Massachusetts, District 6
Confidence Beyond Doubt
 by Marriam Jawaid
Confidence Beyond Doubt
by Marriam Jawaid
California, District 36
Artistic Journey with the Hand
 by Javien Bryant
Artistic Journey with the Hand
by Javien Bryant
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 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.